A set of two (2) hexagonal four light flush mounts or wall lamps by Stilnovo Milano, marked. Stilnovo was founded in Milano by Bruno Gatta in 1946. Together with companies like Arteluce, Arredoluce and Fontana Arte, Stilnovo became one of the leading brands in Italian lighting design during the 1950s and 1960s. Over the years Stilnovo employed many outstanding designers, like, Gae Aulenti, Joe Colombo, Ettore Sottsass and Lomazzi, D’Urbino & De Pas.
These particular lamps (Stilnovo model nr. 1183) have a rare hexagonal shape and a ‘brute’ glass convex shade. The perforations on the six sides of the fixtures spread a radiant light across the ceiling or wall.
Materials: painted metal, brass and satinized glass. Both lamps retain the original (yellow) Stilnovo stickers. One fixture has a blind stamped company name on the rear as well. The lamps are still equipped with original wiring. So rewiring is strongly recommended.
Dimensions: diameter 13.4 in. (34 cm), height 3.9 inches (10 cm).
The price indicated is for both lamps together.
- T. Bräuniger, Stilnovo: Apparecchi per l'illuminazione (Berlin 2016), p. 126.
Pair of Hexagonal 4-Light Flush Mounts or Wall Lamps by Stilnovo
Good condition, little wear to the brass and some paint loss on the sides of the fixtures. The central hole in one ceiling plate has been widened.