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Stilnovo

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.

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Average Sold Price
US$2,834
Styles
Materials
Stilnovo 12-Arm Chandelier, circa 1960
By Stilnovo, Arredoluce
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare large Stilnovo attributed brass chandelier from the early 1960s. Twelve articulated brass arms each with a blown satin glass diffuser. Fine original condition with a nice patina...
Category

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

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.
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal, Brass

Stilnovo Orbit Chandelier Brass, Italy, 1955
By Stilnovo
Located in Vienna, AT
Stilnovo chandelier with orbiting light bulbs, Italy, midcentury Very rare 24" ceiling lamp that we all fell ultimately in love with. It hardly pops up these days in retail or at ...
Category

1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

Pair of Periscopio Table Lamps by Danilo & Corrado Aroldi for Stilnovo, 1967
By Danilo & Corrado Aroldi, Stilnovo
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

1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Aluminum, Iron

Four Double Arm Sconces by Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Four double arm sconces by Stilnovo. Manufactured in Italy, circa 1950's. Brushed satin glass diffusers, painted metal armature, custom brass backplates. Manufactured in Italy, circa...
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Four Double Arm Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Four Double Arm Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Four Double Arm Sconces by Stilnovo
  • Four Double Arm Sconces by Stilnovo
H 15 in. W 13 in. D 7 in.
Pair of 1950s Stilnovo Italian Mid Century Wall Lights
By Stilnovo
Located in New York, NY
An original pair of 1950s Italian mid century sconces in golden polished brass and black enamel with white frosted glass shades. Rewired. One 120 watt candelabra socket each. Made by...
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass, Enamel

Wall Sconce Mid Century Italian Design Brass Glass Gold Old Stilnovo
By Stilnovo
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Wall sconce mid century Italian design brass glass gold old Stilnovo.
Category

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Stilnovo

Materials

Brass

1960's to 1970's Large Stilnovo Oval Marble Table or Desk Lamp, Label Present.
By Stilnovo
Located in London, GB
A quite Large 1960's to 1970's Stilnovo oval marble table or desk lamp, label present. A really nice lamp.
Category

20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Stilnovo

Materials

Marble

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Stilnovo Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Stilnovo Furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Stilnovo Furniture there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. 750 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 2 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Stilnovo were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Gaetano Sciolari, Venini and Barovier & Toso if you’re looking for additional options. Stilnovo Furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $165 and tops out at $55,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,790 on average.