1 of 11 images

Murano Glass Table Lamp Dorane by Ettore Sottsass for Stilnovo


This post-Modernist Italian model Dorane table lamp for Stilnovo features Ettore Sottsass’s clean lines and smooth finish. With an inherently sculptural aesthetic, this elegant lamp is crafted from Murano glass and set upon a black lacquered metal base. Overall size: 7.75" x 4" x 9.75". Shade only: 5.5" x 2.5" x 7.25". Base: 7.75" x 4" x 2.5".


  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 9.75 in. x W 7.75 in. x D 4 in.

    H 24.77 cm x W 19.69 cm x D 10.16 cm

  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Ettore Sottsass (Designer)

An architect, industrial designer, philosopher and provocateur, Ettore Sottsass led a revolution in the aesthetics and technology of modern design in the late 20th century.

     Sottsass was the oldest member of the Memphis Group — a design collective, formed in Milan in 1980, whose irreverent, spirited members included Alessandro Mendini, Michele de Lucchi, Michael Graves, and Shiro Kuramata. All had grown disillusioned by the staid, black-and-brown “corporatized” modernism that had become endemic in the 1970s. Memphis (the name stemmed from the title of a Bob Dylan song) countered with bold, brash, colorful, yet quirkily minimal designs for furniture, glassware, ceramics and metalwork. They mocked high-status by building furniture with inexpensive materials such as plastic laminates, decorated to resemble exotic finishes such as animal skins. Their work was both functional and — as intended — shocking.

     Sottsass's most-recognized designs appeared in the first Memphis collection, issued in 1981— notably the multihued, angular “Carlton” room divider and “Casablanca” bookcase. As pieces on these pages demonstrate, however, Sottsass is at his most imaginative and expressive in smaller, secondary furnishings such as lamps and chandeliers, and in table pieces and glassware that have playful and sculptural qualities.

     It was as an artist that Ettore Sottsass was celebrated in his life, in exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in 2006, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art a year later. Even then Sottsass’s work prompted critical debate. And for a man whose greatest pleasure was in astonishing, delighting and ruffling feathers, perhaps there was no greater accolade. That the work remains so revolutionary and bold — that it breaks with convention so sharply it will never be considered mainstream — is a testament to his genius.

About the Seller

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2006
Typical response time: <1 hr
Located in Chicago, IL
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller
Sculptural Murano Glass Table Lamp by Poliarte
Italian Table Lamps
Murano Glass
Exceptional table lamp by Poliarte, Italy, 1968. Big and heavy piece made from stacked Murano solid round glass discs all handcrafted with each their own unique bubble pattern. Eac...
Italian Sculptural Glass Four-Disc Table Lamp b...
Carlo Nason
Italian Table Lamps
Steel, Glass
A sculptural table lamp designed by Carlo Nason for Mazzega, circa 1970. Four wonderfully textured, .5&quot; thick, cast glass interlocking discs sitting on a patinated bronze, bas...

Italian Table Lamp by Candle for Fontana Arte circa 1970

$1,800 Sale Price
25% Off
Italian Table Lamp by Candle for Fontana Arte c...
Fontana Arte
Italian Table Lamps
A cast aluminum angled sculptural table lamp signed Candle Fontana Arte. Candle was bought by Fontana Arte and became part of the Fontana Arte brand. Signed on the interior and o...
"Lesbos" Italian Table Lamp by Angelo Mangiarot...
Angelo Mangiarotti
Italian Table Lamps
Aluminum, Blown Glass
The Lesbos Italian table lamp by Angelo Mangiarotti for Artemide. The Lesbo table lamp was designed by the Italian designer Angelo Mangiarotti for Artemide Italy in 1967. The concep...
You May Also Like
Table Lamp by Ettore Sottsass, 2000
Ettore Sottsass
Italian Table Lamps
The Jagati lamp designed by Ettore Sottsass, Italy, 2000. Lacquered wooden box with a neon light.
Asahara Shigeaki Samurai Table Lamp for Stilnov...
Stilnovo, Shigeaki Asahara
Italian Table Lamps
‘Samurai’ is a modern table lamp by the Japanese designer Asahara Shigeaki for Italian lighting manufacturer Stilnovo. The height of this halogen table lamp is adjustable with a max...
Pair of Tecla Table Lamps by Noti Massari for L...
Leucos, Renato Toso & Noti Massari
Italian Table Lamps
Glass, Murano Glass
Pair of table lamps Tecla Leucos Design Noti Massari 1965 in Murano glass. Measures: Diameter 19.5 cm. Height 19 cm.
Opaline Table Lamp circa 1960, Italy
Italian Table Lamps
Table lamp attributed to Stilnovo, circa 1960, Italy. Black lacquered metal base, brass and white opaline. One E14 bulb of 40 w. Dimensions: H 28 cm, D 14 cm. Good original condi...
1960s Mazzega Amber Murano Glass Table Lamp
Mazzega Murano
Italian Table Lamps
Art Glass
Mazzega amber Murano glass table lamp. One E14 bulb. Italy, 1960s.
Mid century Italian Murano Glass Table Lamp
Italian Table Lamps
Chrome, Murano Glass
This magnificent light green Murano glass lamp was made in the middle of the last century in Italia. It is sensitive to the shape of a swan. It is in excellent condition with new wir...
White Opaline Glass Bishop Table Lamp by Ivan J...
Ivan Jakes, Sklarny Rapotin
Czech Table Lamps
Opaline Glass
Iconic table lamps designed by Czech designer Ivan Jakeš. Lamps are produced by Sklárny Rapotín in Czech Republic, ex Czechoslovakia in 1960s. Jakeš created a table lamp collection i...
Small Table Lamp Barovier & Toso Murano Art Gla...
Barovier & Toso
Italian Table Lamps
Murano Glass
Small table lamp Barovier & Toso Murano art glass white color.

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries