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Chandelier 'Ovali' by Gaetano Sciolari, Italy

$1,184.38
$1,507.4021% Off

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Nine-light fixture in chrome with textured details, oval crystals and crystal bars. A chandelier in a spectacular mix of Classic and modern. Marked with the Sciolari label, 1970s. Small Edison Screw (SES), (E17 14-17 mm) max 60 watt, the electric parts are in a used condition, approved to European standards. Works in the USA. Contains 33 bars and 31 oval crystals. One bar has a minor crack (see last picture) but otherwise in a good condition. Dimensions: Height from ceiling till drop (100 cm), the chandelier self (50 cm), diameter (47 cm). Though the Sciolari Company was founded in Rome in the 1890s, the name Sciolari only attracted international attention more than half a century later when Gaetano Sciolari designed a number of iconic lamps for Stilnovo and subsequently modernized the assortment of his family’s firm. By introducing models which combine modernist idiom with sculptural shapes and classical themes with contemporary looks Sciolari’s lighting fixtures were and still are highly recognizable and very appealing.

Details

  • Creator
    Sciolari Lighting (Manufacturer),Gaetano Sciolari (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39.38 in. (100 cm)Diameter: 18.51 in. (47 cm)
  • Style
    Hollywood Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. One bar has a minor crack (see last picture) but otherwise in a good condition.
  • Seller Location
    JM Haarlem, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU930318001982

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    Ships From: Haarlem, Netherlands
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About the Designer

Gaetano Sciolari

The work of celebrated mid-century Italian lighting designer and entrepreneur Angelo Gaetano Sciolari became widely popular in the United States during the postwar years and strongly influenced lighting makers around the world. The sculptural forms and striking geometric details of his vintage floor lamps, chandeliers and other fixtures fit seamlessly into the mid-century modern and Hollywood Regency interiors of the day.

Sciolari formally studied architecture but also pursued filmmaking for a short period. When his father passed away in 1949, Sciolari took the reins at his family's company, Sciolari Lighting, which had been in business in Rome since 1892. The manufacturer expanded considerably under Gaetano’s leadership. For one, pioneering American lighting company Lightolier, in New York City, began to import the Italian brand’s lighting for the U.S. market, and Lightolier’s star designer, Gerald Thurston, was significantly influenced by Gaetano’s work. In the 1970s, Americans looking to add provocative fixtures created by Gaetano Sciolari to their living rooms could find them in Lightolier catalogs.

Sciolari initially crafted lamps and sconces that bore the hallmarks of traditional Italian design. But during the 1950s, when he would become the in-house designer for legendary Milan lighting manufacturer Stilnovo — one of the leaders of Italian postwar design — he created revolutionary fixtures that endured as his best-known work.

Sciolari drew on a range of influences — enthusiasts see the imprint of Art Deco, brutalism and more in his lighting — and designed futuristic Space Age chandeliers, ceiling lamps and pendants for Stilnovo as well as Stilkronen and S.A. Boulanger that defied the conventions of the time. A dizzying array of materials and finishes characterizes the designer’s work, while geometry is pronounced in each sculptural fixture — there are blown opal glass spheres, polished chrome tubes and brass square bulb holders. These combinations were critical to the development of dazzling lighting that proves eye-catching in any space decades later.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Angelo Gaetano Sciolari lighting today.

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