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Project year: 1970
Year of production starting: 1970
Year of production ending: 1976

Commercial code: 2253
Period: 1970 – 1972

Commercial code: 3033
Period: 1973 – 1976

Harvey Guzzini Orione Pendant Light with diffuser

Harvey Guzzini Orione Pendant Light with diffuser

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Harvey Guzzini Orione Pendant Lamp

 

Materials: Orange plastic (acrylic/methacrylate) and 2 chromed brass plugs. Bakelite socket.

Cord Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’

Height: 34 cm / 13.38”

Width: ∅ 35 cm / 13.77”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum,- 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Everything depends on whether the lamp is with or without diffuser.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Ermanno Lampa and Sergio Brazzoli.

Manufacturer: Harvey Guzzini, Recanati, Italy.

Other versions: Made in white and orange. As often with Harvey Guzzini lamps, they were sold with or without the white diffuser.

iGuzzini 

iGuzzini illuminazione was established in 1959 under the name Harvey Creazioni. Harvey is derived from the famous movie ‘Harvey’ with James Stuart and the invisible rabbit Harvey in the 1950s.
The initial production of enameled copper objects was supplemented by decorative luminaires.

The company still exists and changed the name in 1981 to iGuzzini illuminazione.

Harvey Guzzini Orione Pendant Light scheme in the 1970 catalogue

Harvey Guzzini Orione Pendant Light - scheme

White Orione pendant light in the 1970 catalogue

White Orione pendant light in the 1970 catalogue

Prototypes

Prototypes of this lamp were made from 1967 until 1974.

Sergio Brazzoli designed, together with the architect Ermanno Lampa many beautiful lamps for Harvey Guzzini; The Sirio table lamp in 1970 (picture below), the Orione pendant light in 1970, the Nastro wall lamp in 1970, the Alba floor lamp in 1973, the Albanella table lamp in 1973 and the Alf table lamp in 1976.

Harvey Guzzini Sirio Table Lamps

Harvey Creazioni logo

Harvey Guzzini logo

iGuzzini logo

Logo used between 1959 and 1964. Inspired by the 1950 film “Harvey“, starring James Stewart.

Logo used between 1965 and 1977.  This logo was designed by Luigi Massoni.
The architect Massoni was invited to work with Harvey as the company’s art director, a move that gave further impetus to the idea of collaborating with designers.
Between 1967 and 1971, Ennio Lucini designed the catalogue tor the DH brand, under which lamps for home lighting were marketed.

Logo used from 1974 until today, designed by Advema G&R Associati. This logo embodied the company’s entire output, which was marketed under other brands such as DH, Doma and Atelier.
It was during this period that the company began making technical products. Spot and flood lights in particular.