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Gaetano Sciolari Brass and Cube Glass Chandelier Vintage, Italian

$4,500per set

About

This vintage chandelier is Italian by Gaetano Sciolari. It has 13 cube glass lights suspended from a sculptural brass arm attached to a lacquered polished brass middle post. It is timeless, elegant, simple and sculptural. It is from the 1970s. This remains modern looking and always fabulous.

Details

  • Creator
    Gaetano Sciolari (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.25 in. (79.38 cm)Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Depth: 18.25 in. (46.36 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 14
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass,Glass,Polished
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1970s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. There are a few minor chips in two of the glass cubes; as is.; commensurate with age. One cannot see the chips. Sold as is.
  • Seller Location
    North Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU8098763188

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  • Shipping
    Ships From: North Miami, FL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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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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