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Project year: 1976

Year of production starting: 1978
Year of production ending: 1992

Commercial code: 4044
Period: 1978 – 1982
45 x 62cm

Commercial code: 4048
Period: 1978 – 1992
37 x 51cm

Commercial code: 4050
Period: 1978 – 1980
45 x 62 cm – with a dimmer

Ceiling Lamps

Commercial code: 3076
Period: 1978 – 1982
37 x 23,5 cm

Commercial code: 3077
Period: 1978 – 1982
45 x 29cm
1 x E27 – 100 watt max

Floor Lamps

Commercial code: 4531
Period: 1978 – 1982
45 x 160 cm
2 x E27 – 2 x 60 watt max

Floor Lamps  (1978 – 1982)

iGuzzini Baobab Floor Lamps - Catalogue

Model 4048, small version with a different lampshade

Model 4048, small version with a different lampshade

Used as a prop in the 2014 film X-Men – Days Of Future Past, where Logan or Wolverine (played by Hugh Michael Jackman) returns from 2023 to 1973 to change history. Logan even took this two table lamps with him, because they were first produced in 1978.

iGuzzini Baobab Table Lamp - X-Men - Days Of Future Past (2014)

iGuzzini Baobab Table Lamp - X-Men - Days Of Future Past (2014)

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iGuzzini Baobab Table Lamp

 

Condition: In perfect condition.

Materials: Consists of a base truncated cone in turned metal, closed by an ABS base, which supports the lampshade in black and translucent methacrylate. Bakelite sockets.

Height: 62 cm – 24.40”

Width: 45 cm – 17.71”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E27 – 2 x 60 watt maximum – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, preferably clear or bright bulbs.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer:  The design team of iGuzzini.

Manufacturer: iGuzzini illuminazione S.p.A via Mariano Guzzini, 37. 62019, Recanati, Italy.

Other versions: Made in white and ochre, a floor lamp and ceiling lamp. Exist also in a smaller version, model 4048 (37 x 51 cm – 14.56 x 20.07”); this version was in production until 1992. The big one, model 4044 only from 1978 until 1982.

iGuzzini illuminazione was established in 1959 under the name Harvey Creazioni. The initial production of enameled copper objects was supplemented by decorative luminaires. The company still exists:  iGuzzini illuminazione: iGuzzini.com. (external links on Vintageinfo always opens in a new window)

The same type of lampshade was also made for a rare design or special edition of the Brumbry table lamp.

Harvey Guzzini Brumbry - special edition

The same design was also used for the “Bella di notte” lamp and the “Kuala” lamp of Franco Bresciani.

iGuzzini Baobab Table Lamp 4040 scetch

Floor lamp, small white table lamp and pendant light, also on Vintageinfo:

iGuzzini Baobab Floor Lamp

iGuzzini Baobab Table Lamp

iGuzzini Baobab Pendant Light

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.