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Harvey Guzzini Faro Floor Lamp

 

Materials: White plastic (acrylic/methacrylate) and chromed metal (iron). Bakelite sockets. Cast iron counterweight inside the base.

Height: 160 cm / 8.66”

Width: ∅ 33 cm / 12.99”

Electricity: 2 light bulbs E14, 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: Harvey Guzzini, the design team of the company, led by Luigi Massoni.

Manufacturer: Harvey Guzzini, Recanati, Italy, today named iGuzzini

Other versions: Also made as a pendant lamp with or without a rise & fall mechanism and made as a table lamp. Produced in red, orange, white, green, transparent brown…

Faro: Italian word for lighthouse.

iGuzzini illuminazione

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.

Faro Floor Lamp

Project year: 1970
Year of production starting: 1970
Year of production ending: 1976

Commercial code: 2249
Period: 1970 – 1972
Commercial code: 4509
Period: 1973 – 1976

Prototypes

Prototypes of this lamp were made from 1967 until 1974.

Harvey Guzzini Faro Floor Lamp scheme

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.