Stilnovo • BUGIA
Structure in glossy painted metal. Satin glass diffuser. Design by Antonio Macchi Cassia. Stilnovo edition. 4,5W E27 LED bulb included. Bulb energy efficiency class F.
The entire Stilnovo collection can be ordered in our physical stores.
W.14,4 x H.25,3 x D.13,9cm
An homage to a classic shape.
The shape of the Bugia (1977) by Antonio Macchi Cassia is reminiscent of the old candle holders with handles, commonly known as a “Bugia” in Italian, as a simplification of the name of the African city of Bidgiaya that supplied most of the wax used to make the candles.
This anecdote accompanies the “modern” Bugia of today, being a tabletop lamp as simple as it is ingenious.
Antonio Macchi Cassia was born in Italy in 1937, and has lead a consistent and prolific career as a graphic and industrial designer.
Presently owner of Studio Macchi Cassia in Milan, in his past we can find him in different roles, such as a graphic artist in the advertising offices of La Rinascente of Milan in 1960, or his collaboration from 1971 to 1992 with the architect Roberto Beretta in his planning studio.
Cassia has been a consultant many times and has collaborated with the most important design companies, and since 1994 he has been a Professor of Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano university in the Faculty of Architecture. His works are present in the permanent collection of the MoMa in New York and the Milan Triennale.
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.