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Several white and black versions were used as a prob in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker with Roger Moore (1927-2017).

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Harvey Guzzini Sorella Desk Lamp

 

Condition: In perfect condition.

Materials: Molded ABS plastic and cast iron in the base used as counterbalance, Bakelite socket.

Height: 30 cm – 11.81”

Width: 24 cm – 9.44”

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

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Studio 6G – The intern design team of Harvey Guzzini in 1971.

Manufacturer: Harvey Guzzini, Recanati, Italy, today named iGuzzini.

Other versions: Made in black and white.

Iconic lamp used in the 1970s television series Space:1999 which ran from 1975 until 1978. In the 1979s James Bond film “Moonraker” 3 black Sorella lamps are visible on the desk in Dr. Goodheads office.  Later on, 007 fights in a Draxs spaceship, which is decorated with white lamps.

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.

Project year: 1971
Year of production starting:
1972
Year of production ending: 1980
Commercial code: 3503

Nemo Cassina bought the rights to produce the Sorella lamp and it is back in production in white polycarbonate but it’s not exactly the same, because the original moulds were destroyed.

Harvey Guzzini Sorella Desk Lamp Scheme

Space: 1999 (1975-1978)

Space: 1999 (1975-1978) The complete series!

Harvey Guzzini Sorella Desk Lamp - in the catalogue 1972

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.