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iGuzzini Bugia Wall Light

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iGuzzini Bugia Table or Wall Light

 

Condition: In fair condition.

Materials: White painted iron and chromed elements, Bakelite socket.

Height: 16 cm – 6.29”

Width: 18 cm – 7.08”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14 – 1 x 40 watt max – 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one is preferred.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Giuseppe Cormio (1944).

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

Other versions: Made in various colours.

Giuseppe Cormio was born in 1944 in Malnate in the province of Varese, some 65 km (some 40 miles) from Milan in Italy. He graduated as an architect from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1969.

As a student he worked in the studio of urban designer Ambrogio Brusa. After his graduation he began his professional career, devoting himself primarily to the issue of residence, both for new construction and renovation, including addressing the design of furniture. Another branch of its activities, although secondary, is the arrangement and furnishing of offices. In 1985 he published “La casa senza barriere“, the house without barriers, a survey carried out by other employees in Finland and Norway on the subject of disability. As a designer from the seventies decade, he designed objects and lights, offered directly to companies.

Giuseppe Cormio designed the Bugia table or wall light for the Milan Fair of 1975. It was taken into production a year later by 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:  iGuzzini illuminazione: iGuzzini.com. (link opens in a new window)

Project year: 1976

Year of production starting: 1976
Year of production ending: 1999

Commercial code: 5078
Period: 1978 – 1999

Giuseppe Cormio

Packaging

Giuseppe Cormio

iGuzzini Bugia box

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.