Vintage Info

Project year: 1970
Year of production starting: 1970
Year of production ending: 1985

Commercial code: 2245
Period: 1970 – 1972
Dimensions: 15.3 x 20 cm

Commercial code: 3505
Period: 1973 – 1985
Dimensions: 15.3 x 20.5 cm

Shipping box

Harvey Guzzini Sirio Table Lamps - box

Sergio Brazzoli designed, together with the architect Ermanno Lampa many beautiful lamps for Harvey Guzzini; the Sirio table lamp in 1970, 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.

Prototypes

Prototypes of this lamp where made from 1967 until 1974. All of them were destroyed or sold in shops. They are very hard to find.

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Harvey Guzzini ‘Sirio’ Table Lamps

 

Condition: In perfect condition.

Materials: Plastic (methacrylate) and 2 chromed brass screws, Bakelite socket.

Height: 20 cm  – 7.87”

Width: 15.5 cm – 6.10”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14 – 1 x 40 watt max – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, preferably a white/opaque or frosted one.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Ermanno Lampa and Sergio Brazzoli.

Manufacturer: Harvey Guzzini, Recanati, Italy.

Other versions: Made in many colours. In 1973 the dimensions slightly changed.

Guzzini 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:  iGuzzini illuminazione: iGuzzini.com. (link opens in a new window)

Sirio 3505 Scheme

Harvey Guzzini Sirio Table Lamps - scheme

Harvey Guzzini Sirio presented in the catalogue

Harvey Guzzini Sirio Table Lamps - Catalogue

Used as a prop in the French comedy Mon Pire Cauchemar – My Worst Nightmare – with Isabelle Huppert and Benoît Poelvoorde, made in 2011.

Links (external links open in a new window)
Mon Pire Cauchemar on Wikipedia
Mon Pire Cauchemar on IMDB

Movie - Mon Pire Cauchemar (2011) - 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.