1960s Harvey Guzzini Table Lamp
Materials: Round chrome ring base & rod. Chrome lid. Ornamental white plastic screw and parts. Round yellow-brown acrylic mushroom lampshade with elongated slots. It has a white acrylic layer inside. Chrome slat and ornamental chrome nut. Some metal parts. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 51 cm / 15.94”
Width: ∅ 34 cm / 13.58”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Luigi Massoni (1930 – 2013) in 1968.
Manufacturer: Harvey Guzzini, Recanati, Italy.
Other versions: This 1960s Harvey Guzzini table lamp exists in several varieties. The lampshade exists in several colours and also a floor and wall lamp were made.
For the moment, the name of the lamp is unknown. Do you own a lamp like this one and is the 4 digit code still attached somewhere? Please use the contact form to make this website more complete. All Harvey Guzzini lamps have a name.
This 1960s Harvey Guzzini table lamp was also sold under the brand name Meblo. Meblo is a Croatian (Yugoslavian at that time) company that sold products from Harvey Guzzini/iGuzzini. Meblo still exists.
iGuzzini illuminazione was established in June 1958 by Raimondo Guzzini (born 1928) under the name Harvey. Harvey is derived from the famous movie ‘Harvey’ with James Stuart and the invisible rabbit Harvey from 1950.
The initial production of enamelled copper objects was supplemented by decorative luminaires.
In the early sixties it became a family business when his 5 brothers joined the company. In 1962 Luigi Massoni was attracted to lead the design team. He worked for Fratelli Guzzini and Harvey Guzzini until 1976. Luigi Massoni designed many iconic lamps in that period.
The company still exists and changed the name in 1974 into iGuzzini and in 1981 to iGuzzini illuminazione.
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Lamps in the movies
A 1960s Harvey Guzzini table lamp was used as a prop in the 2019 English-language French thriller film The Room. Starring Olga Kurylenko, Kevin Janssens and Carole Weyers.
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Many thanks to Ben from Modern Room for the beautiful pictures and enthusiasm.
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.