Chrome sputnik ceiling light – Sciolari Space age lamp
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Rare Modernist Lighting
The lamp is entirely in the style of Gaetano Sciolari.
This because the tubes run smoothly and are not just on the ends to hide the fitting.
It was made in the late 60s and early 1970s.
Good vintage condition with some traces of age (see foto's)
The chrome looks good, but it has suffered some oxidation over the years.
The frame under the chrome rods is made of metal, which are connected by brass pieces. The fittings are made of Aluminum. The sphere in the center has a few dents, but that's hard to see.
This lamp has the original wiring, works great.
With some adjustments, this lamp could be made into a pendant lamp, so that it can hang lower. If you are interested in this please contact me.
Height - 65 cm. / 25.6 inch.
Ø- 50 cm. / 19.6 inch with lightbulbs.
12 Original Edison screw-fittings E14 for 15 Watt lightbulbs.
Considering this model has 12 bulbs, I recommend LED bulbs, this lamp gives a lot of light.
Italian lighting designer Angelo Gaetano Sciolari was born in 1927.
In 1949 he start by the family business, Sciolari Lighting, which was originally founded in 1892.
In the mid-to-late-1960s, Sciolari's designs for his own manufacturing company began to take off with high-end interior designers in Europe and the US. This body of work was influenced by a range of art movements, from Cubism and Deconstructivism, to Minimalism, but always exhibited a sophisticated, sculptural, and even futuristic interpretation. He utilized crystal and ice glass while juxtaposing highly polished metals against satin finishes, including the unconventional combination of brass with chrome.
During the 1970s, Sciolari Lighting imported lamps to America via Lightolier & Progress Lighting.
Sciolari passed away in 1994. Today, his lamps, pendants, and chandeliers fetch high prices and are highly-sought after by collectors.