Harvey Guzzini Arc Floor Lamp
Materials: Brown degrading acrylic lampshade, white inside. Long curved chrome adjustable rod. White painted round aluminium base, painted with textured paint. The base is filled with concrete for use as a counterweight. Chrome ashtray on top. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 230 cm / 90.55”
Width: 215 cm / 84.64”
Lampshade: ∅ 33 cm / 12.99”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 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: Harvey Guzzini, the design team of Harvey Guzzini, under supervision of Luigi Massoni.
Manufacturer: Harvey Guzzini, Recanati, Italy, today named iGuzzini.
Other versions: This Harvey Guzzini Arc floor lamp was made with many other lampshades in several colours. Also lampshades in aluminium were used.
Made up of a shell in thermoformed methacrylate double layer, with white interior and exterior brown colour. Not only it is an arc lamp, it’s the name of this floor lamp: Arc.
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.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.
Project year: 1968
Year of production starting: 1968
Year of production ending: 1976
The Arc floor lamp is very exceptional, it got a built-in ashtray, designed by Luigi Massoni. It exists in many colours.
Harvey Guzzini Full
Harvey Guzzini Arc Floor Lamp – concrete counterweight in the base
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.