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Stilnovo Lighting

Italian

Though Bruno Gatta (1904–76) founded Stilnovo way back in 1946, it is still one of the most instantly recognizable names in lighting. Gatta began his business in Milan, and, like many European creatives designing furniture and decor in the wake of World War II, Stilnovo leaned toward the new wave of mass-market and streamlined styles. In fact, Stilnovo loosely translates to “new style” in Italian, and vintage Stilnovo lighting has endured as a practical choice for those looking to bring innovative and forward-thinking design into their homes.

Soon after Stilnovo was established, Gatta’s lighting fixtures were applauded throughout Europe for their novel industrial materials as well as their unique yet functional shapes. Italy in the 1950s was forming a completely revolutionized look, and Bruno Gatta and Stilnovo’s head designer, Angelo Gaetano Sciolari, helped shape it. When the 1960s arrived, Stilnovo was experiencing such a boom that the company opened a new production plant in Lainate. One of the brand’s most famous pieces, Giovanni Luigi Gorgoni’s quirky 1965 Buonanotte spherical table lamp, became a best seller.

Gatta partnered with some of the most well-known names in design, including Ettore Sottsass, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Joe Colombo and Gae Aulenti. Sottsass’s pieces for Stilnovo, including the 1977 Valigia four-legged table lamp, the 1968 Lampros chandelier and Manifesto ceiling light, and the Castiglionis’ 1957 Saliscendi pendant light fixtures are some of the brand’s most recognizable to date. In 1978, De Pas, D’Urbino and Lomazzi designed the Fante lamp with an adjustable reflector that playfully recalls a broad-brimmed hat.

Stilnovo’s designs, including Danilo and Corrado Aroldi’s flexible Periscope table lamp, were featured in the 1972 exhibition “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” at the Museum of Modern Art. While Stilnovo continued to operate with new designer collaborations after Gatta’s death, it closed its doors in 1988. Italian art director Massimo Anselmi acquired the company in 2012 and rereleased several of Stilnovo’s most celebrated pieces. Then in 2019, lighting giant Linea Light Group purchased Stilnovo and relaunched its classic designs with contemporary touches like LED lighting systems.

Find vintage Stilnovo chandeliers and pendants, wall lights, floor lamps and other fixtures and furniture on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Stilnovo
Three White Stilnovo Pendant Lanterns, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
STILNOVO, 1960s Three white enameled lanterns with clear and opaline glass diffusers, nickeled mounts. Could be mounted as ceiling lights. Rewired for the U.S. with one standard base...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

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Metal

Stilnovo Adjustable Floor Lamp in Marble and Yellow Shade
By Stilnovo
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Stilnovo, floor lamp, metal, marble, brass, Italy, 1950s Elegant floor lamp with adjustable stem. Stilnovo is known for their highly elegant, iconic lamp designs. This example fea...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Marble, Metal, Brass

c. 1970, 'Topo' Extendable Lamp by Joe Colombo for Stilnovo
By Joe Colombo, Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
This swivels from right to left and the shade adjusts on a ball joint. There are two lamps available.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal

Stilnovo D491, Italy, 1950's Desk Lamp, Marble and Brass, with Label
By Stilnovo
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Stilnovo, Italy, Desk lamp, 1950's, model D491 in enamelled black metal shade on articulating brass stem supported by marble base. Label to interior of shade. The shade articulates w...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Marble, Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Pearl White Red Globe Sconces, Mid Century
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Stilnovo pearl white red globe pendant lamp, circa 1965 Beautiful vintage Italian wall lamps, aluminium sheet, enameled pearly white and red with a visor effect once illuminated. ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

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Aluminum

Pair of 1950s Red & Black Stilnovo Diablo Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Glendale, CA
Pair of 1950s red & black Stilnovo Diablo sconces. Executed in in perforated black and red painted metal and patinated brass. Lamp adjusts freely on a flexible ball joint to a variet...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass, Metal

Stilnovo Floor Lamp 6 Lights Marbre Iron Brass Opaline Glass, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo floor lamp 6 lights marbre iron brass opaline glass, 1950, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

Pair of Mid-Century Adjustable Stilnovo Bedside Wall Lamps in Lacquered Yellow
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Pair of mid-century adjustable Stilnovo bedside wall lamps in lacquered yellow.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Adjustable Triangular Spotlight Mid Century Brass Colored Metal, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Stilnovo adjustable triangular spotlight mid century brass colored metal Italy.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Italian Design Classic Vintage “Alberello” Floor Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Renens, CH
Italian vintage “Alberello” floor lamp, most likely a Stilnovo production from the 1970s. This highly decorative floor lamp stands on a marble base, and consists of six stems in gil...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Marble, Brass

Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of sconces by Stilnovo. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1950's. Brushed satin glass diffusers, brass. Custom brass backplate. Rewired for U.S. standards. We recommend one E14 cand...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

Stilnovo Floor Lamp Marble Brass Iron Metal, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo adjustable floor lamp marble brass iron metal, 1950, Italy.
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Mid-19th Century Italian Other Antique Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Marble

20th Century White Italian Leather Table Lamp, Brass Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian small desk lamp or table lamp made of lacquered metal and brass with a white adjustable oval lamp shade, featuring a one light socket. Produced b...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Lighting

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Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Sconces Iron Metal, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo sconces iron metal, 1950, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

Silvio Carpani Zagar Floor Lamp
By Silvio Carpani, Stilnovo
Located in Asbury Park, NJ
The Zagar floor lamp by Silvio Carpani for Stilnovo. This monumental light is entirely comprised of lacquered metal. A handle at the top is used to direct the beam of light, generate...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Vintage Brass and Black Table Lamp, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
We present a charming brass and black table lamp by Stilnovo Italy 1950s. The table lamp was made of black lacquered aluminum and a flexible stem with brass details. With the brass ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Stilnovo Glass Pendants
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elegant handblown glass pendants by Stilnovo. Adjustable drop: 40"
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Table Lamp in Lacquered Brass and Glass, Italy 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Catania, IT
Though Bruno Gatta (1904–76) founded Stilnovo way back in 1946, it is still one of the most instantly recognizable names in lighting. Gatta began his business in Milan, and, like man...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Table Lamp in Green Lacquered Metal, Milano, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Graceful adjustable table lamp manufactured by Stilnovo in Milano during decade 1950-1960. Thanks tonBrass joints the green reflectir can be adjusted.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Stilnovo Diabolo Chandelier, Italy, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very nice spectacular 3 shades chandelier by Stilnovo, Italy 1950. This chandelier has 3 diabolo shaped shades. There are 2 sockets per shade so the lamp lits up and down. The round ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Rare Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare pair of sconces manufactured by Stilnovo in Italy, circa 1950s. Polished brass, enameled metal, perspex (acrylic). Rewired for US junction boxes. Maintains original manufacturer...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Table Lamp Marble Brass Metal, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo table lamp marble brass metal, 1950, Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal

Single Sconce by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Single sconce by Stilnovo. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1950s. Rewired for US junction boxes. Light takes one E27 75w maximum bulb. PLEASE NOTE ONLY ONE SINGLE SCONCE IS AVAILABLE. ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

Prism Lens Light
By Stilnovo
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A flush mount fixture with an extruded prism glass lens and black frame.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Glass

Mid-Century Table Lamp in Glass and Fabric by Stilnovo, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
Extraordinary mid-century Italian design piece. Structure lamp in black glass and brass, the lampshade in fabric. Stilnovo manufacture, logo is present on the plug. Height with...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

50's Vintage Floor Lamp Double Light Design Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in None, IT
Floor lamp with marble base and black metal body, with two lampshades in white metal and adjustable blue perspex, with golden brass inserts, Stilnovo design, 1950s. Conditions: I...
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1950s Italian Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Marble, Metal

Mid Century Pair of Lamps Lacquered Metal and Brass by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Mid century pair of bedside or table lamps, black lacquered metal and brass by the manufacture Stilnovo. In the mood of Arteluce, Arredoluce, Angelo Brotto, Esperia, Angelo Lelii, Gi...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Mid Century Brass and Lacquered Metal Lamp by Stilnovo, Italy, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Rare Mid-Century Modern desk, table or bedside lamp, particular brass articulated arm, white lacquered metal and marble base by the editor Stilnovo. Famous design like Angelo Lelii f...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Marble, Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Perforated Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iconic steel perforated modern Stilnovo Sconces from Italy with acrylic yellow shades and lightly patinated brass details. Single E26 medium based socket per shade. Currently wired f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass, Steel

Stilnovo Ball Pendant Lamp Opal Glass Black Lacquer, circa 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Large Stilnovo ball pendant opal glass, circa 1950, Italy. Beautiful Italian pendant light with a black lacquered aluminum head. It's in good to very good condition with no chips t...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass, Aluminum

Rare Stilnovo Chandelier Chandelier, C1950
By Stilnovo
Located in London, GB
Rare Stilnovo pendant. Brass and painted brass with acid etched glass. Re wired for U.S. and Europe. Drop is fully adjustable.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Agate, Metal, Brass

Mid-Century Stilnovo Table Lamp, 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Madrid, ES
An elegant Stilnovo table lamp. Brass, marble and enameled metal-two shades. Excellent vintage condition.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Marble, Metal, Brass

Set of 4 Stilnovo Wall Lights 'Marked', Italy, 1960's
By Stilnovo
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Set of 4 of the famous wall lights by Stilnovo in their original color and in very good and working condition. Plug and play. Because we all need some red dots in our life.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal

Three-Light Tripod Stilnovo Style Floor Lamp
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fantastic tripod floor lamp attributed to Stilnovo with three articulating creamy white shades, brass arms and base. Newly rewired.
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2010s Italian Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

Single Wall Light by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Single wall light by Stilnovo. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1950's. Enameled metal, brass. Rewired for U.S. standards. Shade adjust to various positions, arm adjust up/down. We recom...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

(2) Stilnovo Pendant Chandeliers
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
(2) iconic 1950 pendant chandeliers by Stilnovo of Italy. Each pendant has its original aged brass finish, (3) glass globe shades and wood centre spacer. Wired for use in the US. Cur...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

Stilnovo Ceiling Pendant model 2083
By Stilnovo
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stilnovo ceiling pendant. Model 2083. Hand blown glass, brass. Stilnovo label.  
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

Table Lamp Model "Nastro" Design Alberto Fraser for Stilnovo, 1983
By Alberto Fraser, Stilnovo
Located in taranto, IT
particular table lamp with clamp fixing, original Stilnovo production from 1983, "Nastro" model, design Alberto Fraser made of plastic and rubbery material, adjustable in all posi...
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1980s Italian Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Plastic, Rubber

Green Minibox Table Lamp by Gae Aulenti & Piero Castiglioni for Stilnovo, 1980s
By Stilnovo, Gae Aulenti
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Green Minibox table lamp designed by Gae Aulenti & Piero Castiglioni and manufactured by Stilnovo in 1980. This halogen table lamp can also be used as a 'torch' thanks to the hand...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal

Stilnovo Chandelier Brass Metal Glass Iron 1950 Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo chandelier.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

"Mailand" Pendant Ceiling Lamp by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
"Mailand" Pendant lamp by Stilnovo. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1950's. Gridded sheet metal. Wired for U.S. standards. Recommended lamping consists of four E27 Socket 60w Frosted Bu...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Steel, Sheet Metal

Large Onion Shaped Stilnovo / Sciolari Chandelier with Three Ball Chains, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Maastricht, NL
An XL onion shaped 1950s Stilnovo chandelier in black and white. A large glass shade with black metal top and bottom and hanging from three metal ball chains. The total drop can ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal

Black and Yellow Stilnovo Pendant from the 1950's
By Stilnovo
Located in Milan, IT
Original and rare white opaline glass pendant by Stilnovo, marked with manufacture label.
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1950s Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Glass

1950 Stilnovo Lamp Italian Design Flush Mount
By Stilnovo
Located in Brescia, IT
White frosted glass shade and enamel metal frame. Chrome metal details. Excellent condiction Yellow Stilnovo label Perfect working order.
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1950s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal

Pair of Italian Wall Lights Model 2085 by Stilnovo, 1950
By Bruno Gatta, Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wonderful pair of articulate Italian wall lights Model 2085 by Bruno Gatta, manufactured by Stilnovo, 1950s, with red enameled, perforated shades on swivel brass arms, individual on/...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

Rare Pair of Brass and Glass Ceiling/Wall Lights by Stilnovo, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in L'Escala, ES
Rare pair of ceiling/wall lights manufactured by Stilnovo in Italy, circa 1960s. Brass, painted aluminum and textured glass. Two bulbs per sconce.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

Stilnovo Flush Mount
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A classic 1950s glass, nickel plated brass and painted aluminum Stilnovo pendant from Italy, Partially restored. Wired with 1-E26 medium based socket for use in the US. Light bulbs i...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Nickel

Rare Stilnovo Midcentury Shanghai Twenty-Four-Arm Brass Italian Chandelier, 1960
By Stilnovo
Located in Rovereta, SM
Fantastic rare Stilnovo midcentury Shanghai twenty-four-arm brass Italian chandelier, 1960.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

Stilnovo Sconces Model 2108, Italy, 1960
By Stilnovo
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Very rare pair of sconces model 2108 designed and manufactured by Stilnovo, Italy 1960. These lamps have a polished aluminium tubular structure with perspex diffuser shades in green ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Aluminum

Italian Sculptural Table Lamp in Brass and Red Enameled Metal, 1950s
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An Italian sculptural table lamp in red enameled metal in the style of Stilnovo. The domed shade is adjustable.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass, Metal

Rare Original 50's Stilnovo Bracket Hospital Lighting Fixture Metal, F267
By Stilnovo
Located in Lyon, FR
Large 1950's gallows from the Italian manufacturer Stilnovo, designed for a hospital. Arm structure in creamy white lacquered metal, ball joint and handle in steel, diffuser in white...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal

"Caleidoscopio" Table Lamp by Giorgio Longoni for Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare Caleidoscopio Table Lamp by Giorgio Longoni for Stilnovo in Italy, 1968. Internal pieces of acrylic rotate to create various lighting effects. Made of metal and green, blue and...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal

Sputnik Starburst Chandelier by Stilnovo 1960's
By Stilnovo
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A brass and metal Mid Century sputnik starburst chandelier by Stilnovo. The many arms having colorful metal cones on each arm. Measures: 44 inches in Diameter, 44 inch drop.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal, Brass

White Lampros Pendant by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo, 1970
By Ettore Sottsass, Stilnovo
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Large Lampros pendant designed by Ettore Sottsass Jr. and produced by Stilnovo in the 1970s. This disc-shaped model consists of a white aluminium shade and three chromed metal ref...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Metal

Stilnovo Sconces
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
Pair of two-arm sconces, model 2079 by Stilnovo. Great forms of black painted and polished brass. Acid-etched, white glass reflectors with pale blue, frosted-glass shades. Each scon...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Rare Midcentury Wall Lamp in style of Stilnovo, Italy, 1960s
By Stilnovo
Located in Praha, CZ
- extremely rare type - very nice style of lighting.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

Stilnovo Chandelier Brass Opaline Glass, 1950, Italy
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
Stilnovo chandelier brass opaline glass, 1950.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass

Italian Original Stilnovo Brass Wall Light with Stilnovo Label Milano 1950
By Stilnovo
Located in Milano, IT
The original (not the reproduction) vintage Stilnovo wall light or chandelier, with original label inside the reflector (see picture) and original wire and bulb sockets; Seven bla...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo Lighting

Materials

Brass, Iron

Stilnovo lighting for sale on 1stDibs

Stilnovo lighting is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Stilnovo lighting collection, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. 756 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original lighting by Stilnovo were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider lighting from Venini, Gaetano Sciolari and Barovier & Toso. Prices for Stilnovo lighting can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $208 and tops out at $35,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,802 on average.

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