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Gaetano Sciolari Ceiling Light

 

Condition: In perfect condition.

Materials: Chromed metal.

Height: 35 cm – 13.77”

Width: 29 cm – 11.41”

Electricity: 9 bulbs E14 – 9 x 60 watt max – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1960s -1970s  – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Gaetano Sciolari (1927-1994).

Manufacturer: Société Anonyme Boulanger, Liege, Belgium.

Other versions: Also made as a big floor lamp with 3 globe lamps, wall lamp, ceiling light with 3 and 5 lamps and made in brass, long and short tubes. In the beginning of the 1980s they where also produced in white. These ceiling lights were also used as wall lights.

Angelo Gaetano Sciolari graduated with a degree in architecture but wanted to be a filmmaker. This course came to an abrupt end when in 1949 his father suddenly died and he took over the Sciolari Lighting company at the age of 22.

His first designs in the 1950s were Sputnik inspired pendants; off course it was the space age.

In the 1960s he created refined, futuristic and sharp classical style chandeliers. Lines were clean and sculptural and materials such as crystal and ice glass sparkled with a voluptuously luxurious coolness and he started combining brass with chrome.

He led the family business with a passionate vision and within years, he expanded the business and started working with other light companies worldwide.

Gaetano Sciolari created lights for Stilnovo and Stilkronen (Italy), Lightolier and Progress Lighting (USA), S.A. Boulanger (Belgium), Helestra and Leola (West Germany), Lyfa (Denmark) and off course for his own Italian family business; the Sciolari company in Rome and Milan, where all the lighting business at that time was present.

The Belgium company S.A. Boulanger is most famous for the large amount of lights they produced designed by Gaetano Sciolari.
The company ended business in the 1980s.

Gaetano Sciolari Boulanger Flush Mount

Gaetano Sciolari Boulanger Flush Mount

Original light bulbs used for the brass lamps

Gaetano Sciolari Boulanger Flush Mount Gold