1970s Stainless Steel Cylinders Chandelier
Materials: Made of many polished stainless steel stacked metal rings. Chromed metal (iron) round rings chain. Aluminium conical canopy. 8 Bakelite sockets.
Chain Length: 80 cm / 31.49’’
Height: 36 cm / 14.17”
Width: ∅ 58 cm / 22.83”
Electricity: 8 x E14 bulbs, 8 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulbs can be used, but preferably small round ones. For this setup silver cupped light bulbs were used.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: To be appraised. An Italian company.
Other versions: This 1970s stainless steel cylinders chandelier exists in several varieties.
Stainless steel or Inox is an alloy of iron, carbon and chrome.
A stainless steel table lamp in all probability made by the same producer is an Italian lamp. It is on display here on Vintageinfo.
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This chandeliers has similarities with the Tornado lamp designed by Elio Martinelli in 1964. The Tornado is in white painted aluminium.
It could be a lamp by Tappital, another example can be found here. The Tappital company produced many stainless steel pendant lamps.
Often described as a lamp made by Reggiani. The Reggiani company produced many lamps in polished stainless steel. But in all probability not these ones.
Often described as a lamp made by French artist Max Sauze, but it is not. Max Sauze produced/produces similar lamps, but all made in aluminium.
A few times described as a lamp designed and made by François Monnet for Uginox. Uginox is the company of Editions Monnet F. & B., in the 70’s it became Kappa. Designers that worked for Uginox/Kappa were, among others Joelle Ferlande, Maria Pergay, Patrice Maffei and François Monnet. Uginox is famous for their stainless steel furniture and lighting. Inox is a commercial name for stainless steel.
Maison Charles produced and produces several lamps in stainless steel. One fine example with some similarities is the Ruban table lamp, designed by Jacques Charles.
Stainless steel lamps in this style were among others designed and made by Robert Sonneman and Curtis Jere (USA), Louis Durot (France), Henri Mathieu(France), Gallery Oxar (France), Michel Boyer (France), Jacques Quinet(France), Françoise Sée (France), Reggiani (Italy). Lumenform (Italy), Gaetano Missaglia (Italy). Edera Radici designed for Sagim (Italy), Polam (Poland).Stilnovo (Italy) produced the Spinnaker lamp designed by Corsini and Wiskemann in 1968. The Curtis Jerré “Cloud” chandelier has many similarities with this one.
Sciolari also produced many lamps with chrome and stainless steel, but mostly in combination with other metals such as brass. It was one of the trademarks of Gaetano Sciolari.
Copper and brass lamps in the style of this chandelier were produced by Coronel from Denmark.
Links (external links open in a new window)
Ruban table lamp on the Maison Charles website
Website Robert Sonneman
Robert Sonneman chandeliers in this style – Google images
Curtis Jere “Cloud” chandeliers – Google images
Stainless steel or Inox – Wikipedia
Tornado lamp by Elio Martinelli – Google Images