Offered by: Modern Redux
8120 Research Blvd. #108 Austin, TX 78758 , United States Call Seller 512.879.1020



$ 485
  • Description
    A vintage table or wall lamp named 'Sirio,' designed IN 1970 by Sergio Brazzoli and Ermmano Lampa for Guzzini (Italy). Produced for the North American market in Canada.

    HARVEY GUZZINI had its origins in a company started by Raimondo Guzzini in 1959 to produce copper-plated decorative objects: Harvey Creazioni. Founded in the small town of Recanati on Italy's Adriatic coast, the firm was reestablished as a family concern in 1963 when brothers Giovanni, Virgilio, Giuseppe, Adolfo, and Giannunzio joined their elder brother in business. Rechristened Harvey Creazioni di Guzzini, its production was expanded to include pendant lighting, sconces, and table and floor lamps. (The eponymous Harvey, incidentally, is not a family member, but rather the giant, invisible, talking rabbit featured in the 1950 Jimmy Stewart film, a family favorite).

    The six brothers employed architect-designer Luigi Massoni—who was introduced to them by leading plastic importer Maurizio Adreani—as head of design, branding, public relations, and advertising for HARVEY GUZZINI. The company ceased the production of copper-plated items around 1976 to concentrate on lighting made almost exclusively from methacrylate plastic (acrylic). It dabbled in furniture production, collaborating with Yugoslavian furniture producer Meblo, located in Nova Gorica in present-day Slovenia. The firm was rebranded as iGuzzini in 1974 and as Illuminazione Guzzini in 1981. It is headquartered in Recanati to this day.

    Famous HARVEY GUZZINI designs include Luigi Massoni and Luciano Buttura's 'Mushroom' table lamp (1965), as well as the in-house designed 'Arc' floor lamp (1968), 'Faro' table lamp (1970), and 'Toledo' table lamp (1973). An interning design team, Studio 6G, developed the 'Clan' table lamp in 1968; and the design team of Ermanno Lampa and Sergio Brazzoli was responsible for the 'Nastro' series (1970), the 'Orione' pendant (1970), the 'Sirio' table lamp (1970), the 'Alba' floor lamp (1973), the 'Albanella' table lamp (1973), and the 'Alf' series (1976).

    In 1967-68 the company exhibited at Domus: Formes Italiennes in the Galeries Lafayette in Paris under the name Design House (DH), where the company featured Gio Ponti's 'Media' wall sconce. A retail outlet was opened in central Milan under the name Harvey Guzzini-DH in 1969, situating the brand literally and figuratively among the best-known Italian design houses.

    In 1974 the company rebranded once more as iGuzzini—adding “Illuminazione” in 1981—which still exists today with headquarters in Recanati, Italy.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Makers Label/Invoice
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Acrylic and Metal
    Condition: Good. Very Light Surface Wear. May Show Signs of Previous Use
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century, Minimalist
    Dealer Reference #: a#40066
    Incollect Reference #: 504731
  • Dimensions
    W. 6 in; H. 8 in; D. 6 in;
    W. 15.24 cm; H. 20.32 cm; D. 15.24 cm;
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