Stilnovo • VALIGIA
Lamp for table / floor
Bearing arches and handle in glossy red painted metal. Vaulted lampshade in two-tone painted metal, matte black on the outside, white on the inside. Designed by Ettore Sottsass. Stilnovo edition. E27 LED 7W bulb included.
The entire Stilnovo collection can be ordered in our physical stores.
W.35,3 x H.37,5 x D.23,8cm
A nomadic lamp. Satirical and informal. A small work of architecture without precise confines, clearly conceived to be taken anywhere.
The small handle and the two load-bearing arches in red piping are connected to the metal vault containing the light source.
An architect and industrial designer, Ettore Sottsass has been one of the most influential and important figures of the 20th century design scene. In his own words, “When I was young, all we ever heard about was functionalism, functionalism, functionalism. It's not enough. Design should also be sensual and exciting.” And that is exactly what he did, as a design consultant for Olivetti, and in a more profound way when he founded in the early 1980’s the Memphis Milano movement, a combination of unusual and disruptive approach to design and the playful attitude of children’s games driven by the dissatisfaction caused by previous design movements and consumerism.
After gaining international attention with the Memphis experience, Ettore Sottsass established his private design consultancy firm named Sottsass Associati. Although he worked with iconic brands, he preferred to work with small art galleries while focusing on his activity as an architect, until his death, in 2009.
Stilnovo is a brand that, since its foundation in 1946 by Bruno Gatta, has never ceased to fascinate, earning the admiration of historians, collectors and lovers of design thanks to its iconic collections and collaborations with the masters of design from the 1900s, such as BBPR, Joe Colombo, Angelo Mangiarotti, Ettore Sottsass, Marcello Pietrantoni, Roberto Lucci, Danilo and Corrado Aroldi.
In 1988, after decades of success, confirmed by the many lights displayed in the world’s most important design museums, Stilnovo went on a hiatus.
In 2019, the Linea Light Group – a global leader in LED lighting – acquires Stilnovo, with an ambitious goal: to revive one of the most important realities in the world of lighting, through a cultural process of re-issuing historical products and a coherent interpretation of its values – from the design of new collections to the renewal of the brand identity.
A legendary brand to which the most important names in design have contributed, today meets the cutting-edge technology and solidity of Linea Light Group.