1960's Large 7 arms Italian brushed stainless steel arc floor lamp by Sciolari


This huge 7-armed arc lamp designed by Gaetano Sciolari for Sciolari is a unique piece. Sciolari was born in 1927. After obtaining a degree in architecture, he began training as a film director. When his father died unexpectedly in 1949, he returned home to run the family business Sciolari Lighting, which was originally founded in 1892. Sometime in the 1950s, Sciolari became the in-house designer of the legendary lighting manufacturer Stilnovo - founded by designer Bruno Gatti. in Milan in 1946. In the post-war era, many Italian design companies, most notably Stilnovo, gained international fame for their experiments with new materials and streamlined silhouettes. Sciolari, however, remained attracted to slightly more traditional expressions, often with opaline glass, perspex and brass. His Molecular Chandelier (1955), produced by Stilnovo, for example, shows his penchant for mixing modernist geometry with deco-style materials. In the 1970s, Sciolari Lighting imported lamps to America through Lightolier & Progress Lighting, where many Sciolari collections were in annual catalogs, including Sciolari's Geometric Series, Habitat Series, Scultura Series and Futura Series (specific design data unknown). The result was a huge sale and a successful expansion of the family business. This gigantic arc floor lamp is from the 60s, when it was not mass-produced yet, and therefore you will not see it again soon. It is of very good, heavy quality as a Sciolari always is. The brushed stainless steel shows soft traces of the past, but this has created a beautiful patina. His arms can be positioned 360 degrees. This lamp wants to be seen!