Stilnovo 8023 table lamp by Bruno Gatta Italy 1955 black

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Milano 1946 – 1988
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The Minimalist Table Lamp Model 8023, designed by Bruno Gatta and manufactured by Stilnovo in Italy in 1955, is a striking example of mid-century modern design. This minimalist table lamp features a conical-shaped base crafted from solid Carrara marble, providing a sturdy and elegant foundation. The brass angled stem adds a touch of warmth and sophistication, beautifully contrasting with the cool marble. The lamp’s neutral black-finished aluminum shade is thoughtfully designed, appearing round from a top view and half-rounded from the side. It is securely attached to the stem with two brass bolts, enhancing both its aesthetic appeal and structural integrity.

 

The lamp emits a soft, focused glow, making it ideal for reading or working, and serving as a perfect companion on a desk or small table. Maintained in very good original condition, this lamp retains its authentic Stilnovo sticker on the inside of the shade, a mark of its quality and heritage. The Model 8023 lamp is not only a functional lighting solution but also a timeless piece of design history, reflecting Bruno Gatta’s vision and Stilnovo’s craftsmanship.

 

Bruno Gatta was the director and head of design from Stilnovo almost during the entire period. He founded the Stilnovo publishing house in 1946 in Lainate, an industrial suburb of Milan. Despite its small scale, Stilnovo operated according to a true industrial logic from 1952-1955 – unlike other Italian brands, such as Arredoluce and O’Luce. Experimentation with new materials and shapes is at the heart of its production method. Until the second half of the 1960s, most of the designs were made by the company’s technical office, which was led by Bruno Gatta, then headed by Gaetano Scolari and bore the brand’s signature. Bruno Gatta died in 1976 in his birthplace Linate.

 

Stilnovo is an renowned Italian lighting company with a rich history and legacy. Founded in 1946, Stilnovo quickly established itself as a prominent player in the design and production of contemporary lighting fixtures. With a focus on innovative and modern designs, the company became synonymous with sleek aesthetics and cutting-edge craftsmanship. Stilnovo’s creations captured the spirit of post-war Italy’s design renaissance, blending functionality, artistic expression, and technological advancements. The company’s commitment to quality and attention to detail earned them a reputation for excellence in the industry. Collaborating with renowned designers and architects, Stilnovo produced a wide range of lighting fixtures, including floor lamps, chandeliers, pendant lights, and wall sconces. Their designs showcased a harmonious balance between form and function, utilising materials like metal, glass, and fabric to create captivating and contemporary lighting solutions.

 

This lamp is checked in our own atelier, cleaned and is suitable for use in the USA. For US usage we could change the plug, or you can get a converter if needed for a floor or table lamp with transformer in it.

Designer: Bruno Gatta
Type: Model 8023
Manufacturer: Stilnovo
Year: 1955
Country: Italy
Materials: Marble, brass, aluminium
Condition: Very good, original
Height: 35 cm
Width: 36 cm
Depth: 39 cm
Item nr: PF23SE202

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 50 - 100
Outside Europe: € 100 - 150

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