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Gaetano Sciolari Brass Ceiling Light

Gaetano Sciolari Brass Ceiling Light


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Gaetano Sciolari Ceiling Light


Condition: In excellent condition.

Materials: Chromed metal, Bakelite sockets.

Height: 33 cm – 12.99”

Width: 60 cm – 23.62”

Electricity: 12 bulbs E14 – 12 x 40 watt max – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but preferably a frosted tubular lamp as you can see in this setup. The originals are hard to find these days. Radium and Paulmann where two of those companies who made these light bulbs.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Gaetano Sciolari (1927-1994).

Manufacturer: S.A. Boulanger, Liege, Belgium

Other versions: Also made with 6 bulbs and in brass and many variations.

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 in Italy.

The Belgium brand S.A. Boulanger is most famous for the large amount of lamps they produced designed by Gaetano Sciolari. S.A. means limited company – Société Anonyme. The company no longer exists.

Model with 6 light bulbs on Vintageinfo: Gaetano Sciolari Ceiling Light

Gaetano Sciolari Ceiling Light