Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 17

Midcentury Stilnovo Italian Periscopio Black Desk Table Lamp by D&C Aroldi, 1968

$484.31

About

The versatile ‘Periscopio’ lamp was designed by Danilo & Corrado Aroldi for Stilnovo in 1968 and came in a number of different models and colors. This particular model is the table lamp that can be placed in virtually any position, but can also be removed from its cast iron base and attached to the side of a table or desk via a clamp mechanism. This version is much rarer than the clamp-on model. Described in Stilnovo Catalogue No. 30: "Swivelling lamp, with vertical and horizontal motion and rotation about the axis of the arm.” This lamp has a cast iron base with original crackle finish, lacquered aluminium tubes and a black rubber flexible joint - in good original condition. It’s currently fitted with an energy saving bulb, however you can still purchase the factory fitted Cornalux B22 bayonet bulbs. The base measures: 15.5cm wide and 21cm deep when the arm is pivoted outwards, and 48cm high when set at a right angle, 61cm at its tallest. This design is in the MOMA collection in New York, and was included in the 1972 exhibition "Italy: the new domestic landscape".

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Retrieving quote...
    Ships From: Sherborne, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More

About the Manufacturer

Stilnovo

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.

About the Seller
5.0
Located in Sherborne, United Kingdom
Gold Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are highly rated and consistently exceed customer expectations.
Established in 2000
1stDibs seller since 2018
80 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 4 hours
More From This SellerView All
  • Midcentury Kaiser Idell Desk Task Lamp by Christian Dell Model 6782 German 1950s
    By Christian Dell, Kaiser Idell
    Located in Sherborne, Dorset
    Original 1950s black enameled Kaiser Idell desk lamp by Christian Dell, model ‘6782’ with a curved pivoting brass arm and ball joint mechanism, which allows the shade to be rotated a...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s German Bauhaus Table Lamps

    Materials

    Brass, Steel

  • Post-War Helion Bakelite Desk Task Lamp East German Industrial 1950s MidCentury
    By VEB Leuchten, Helion Arnstadt
    Located in Sherborne, Dorset
    1950s desk lamp designed for Helion VEB Leuchtenbau in the city of Arnstadt, East Germany, unusually with both a Bakelite shade and base, articulated by a brushed steel curved arm. T...
    Category

    Vintage 1940s German Bauhaus Table Lamps

    Materials

    Steel

  • Pair of American Mid-Century Modern Obelisk Table Lamps by Rembrandt Lighting
    By Rembrandt Lamp Company
    Located in Sherborne, Dorset
    A pair of 1950s American Mid-Century Modern obelisk table lamps by Rembrandt Lighting, part of their ‘Masterpieces’ range. The lamps are in the form of an obelisk topped with a brass...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

    Materials

    Brass

  • 1940s Articulated German Industrial Metal Office Desk Task Lamp Patina Burgundy
    Located in Sherborne, Dorset
    A lovely patinated articulated desk lamp in original burgundy/aubergine coloured paint. Sat on a metal round stepped base, which is weighted, allowing the curved brass rod arm to be ...
    Category

    Vintage 1940s German Industrial Table Lamps

    Materials

    Metal, Brass

  • 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps Rembrandt Hollywood Regency, Pair
    By Rembrandt Lamp Company
    Located in Sherborne, Dorset
    A spectacular pair of large table lamps designed and manufactured by the Rembrandt Lamp Company of Chicago. Standing a huge 95cm tall, these impressive lamps are classic American Mid...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

    Materials

    Metal, Brass

  • Mid-20th Century French Gilt Brass Three-Arm Table Lamp
    Located in Sherborne, Dorset
    A mid-20th century French gilt brass three-arm table lamp, retains its original pressed card faux candles and is fitted with three individual chandelier shades. The heavy brass base...
    Category

    Vintage 1940s French Empire Table Lamps

    Materials

    Brass

You May Also Like
  • Pair of Periscopio Table Lamps by Danilo & Corrado Aroldi for Stilnovo, 1967
    By Stilnovo, Danilo & Corrado Aroldi
    Located in Rotterdam, NL
    A pair of Periscopio table lamps with clamp by Danilo and Corrado Aroldi for Stilnovo, 1967. As described in Stillovo Catalogue No. 30: "Swivelling lamp, with vertical and horizon...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

    Materials

    Aluminum, Iron

  • Pair of Periscopio Table Lamps by Danilo & Corrado Aroldi for Stilnovo, 1960s
    By Stilnovo, Danilo & Corrado Aroldi
    Located in Rotterdam, NL
    A pair of Periscopio table lamps with clamp and a matching base by Danilo and Corrado Aroldi for Stilnovo, 1967. As described in Stillovo Catalogue No. 30: "Swivelling lamp, with ...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

    Materials

    Iron, Aluminum

  • D. & C. Aroldi for Stilnovo Periscopio Table Lamp, Italy, 1967
    By Stilnovo
    Located in Naples, IT
    Very beautiful Periscopio table lamp designed by Danilo Aroldi & Corrado Aroldi and produced by Stilnovo, Italy 1967. The lamp has two black lacquered aluminium tubes connected with ...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

    Materials

    Aluminum

  • Periscope Table Lamp by Danilo Aroldi for Stilnovo, 1960s
    By Stilnovo, Danilo & Corrado Aroldi
    Located in Lasne, BE
    Metal lamp in white and black color. Wear due to time and age of the lamp (see photo).
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

    Materials

    Metal

  • Yellow Periscope Table Lamp by Danilo Aroldi for Stilnovo, 1960s
    By Stilnovo, Danilo & Corrado Aroldi
    Located in Lasne, BE
    Metal lamp in yellow and black color. Wear due to time and age of the lamp (see photo).
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

    Materials

    Metal

  • Set of Pala Black and Cream Table Lamps by Corrado and Luigi Aroldi for Luci
    By Luci Italia, Danilo & Corrado Aroldi
    Located in Rotterdam, NL
    A set of two different table lamps from the Pala series by Corrado and Luigi Aroldi, that they designed for Luci in the 1970s. The black pala clamp table lamp has a shade made of ...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

    Materials

    Metal, Chrome

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery