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Giotto Stoppino Valenti Desk Lamp

Materials: Round flat chrome base & adjustable curved rod. Adjustable grey acrylic mushroom lampshade with a white rim. Some metal and chrome parts. 2 metal E27 sockets.

Height: 38 cm / 14.96”

Width: ∅ 36 cm / 14.17”

Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Giotto Stoppino.

Manufacturer: Valenti, Milan, Italy.

Other versions: The Giotto Stoppino Valenti desk lamp was made in a few variations.

Giotto Stoppino

Giotto Stoppino was born in Vigevano, Italy in 1926. He was an architect and designer who designed many beautiful and sought after items. For example his famous Equilibrium lamp for Arteluce, model 537 in 1967.

He designed the Equilibrium lamp together with his partners Vittorio Gregotti and Lodovico Meneghetti from their company “Architetti Associati” (Associated Architects) that existed from 1953 until 1968. Since 1968 Giotto Stoppino became an independent artist. He designed for many companies.

Giotto Stoppino passed away in Milan, Italy in 2011.


Valenti was founded in Milan in 1929 as a metalworking company.  It became one of the most important companies of the Italian design movement under the leadership of the brothers Diego and Renzo Phigi.

Famous lighting produced by Valenti: Medusa floor and table lamp, design Olaf Von Bohr in 1968. The Pistillo flush mount/wall lamp, design Studio Tetrarch in 1969. The Medusa lamp was also sold under the Ecolight label.

Ecolight was a brand of the Valenti company. Ecolight was born in 1968. Many lamps were sold as Valenti and also as Ecolight. This Pillola lamp was sold under both names. Ditto for the Squadra wall lamp. The business was run by Carla and Laura, the daughters of Renzo.

In 2013, SP light and Design was born from the desire of Carla and her husband Luciano to pursue the family business, joined by their eldest daughter, Eleonora.

SP light and Design still sells some of their design icons such as the Pistillo and Pistillino wall lamps and the Medusa floor lamp.