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Harvey Guzzini Faro Table Lamps

Materials: White acrylic round mushroom lampshade. Heavy chromed iron round base. Chrome rod. Some plastic and metal parts. Bakelite sockets.

Height: 60 cm / 23.62”

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, but preferably a small round one. Long candlestick bulbs are visible.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Harvey Guzzini, the design team of the company, led by Luigi Massoni.

Manufacturer: Harvey Guzzini, today named iGuzzini  illuminazione S.p.A via Mariano Guzzini, 37. 62019, Recanati, Italy.

Other versions: Also made as a floor lamp and a pendant lamp. With a cord or a rise & fall mechanism. Produced in red, orange, white, transparent brown…

Faro: Italian word for lighthouse.

iGuzzini 

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, PlexiglasCryluxAcryliteLucite, is a thermoplastic.

Table Lamp

Project year: 1970
Year of production starting: 1970
Year of production ending: 1981

Commercial code: 2248
Period: 1970 – 1972
Commercial code: 4020
Period: 1973 – 1981

Prototypes

Prototypes of this lamp were made from 1967 until 1973.

Harvey Guzzini Faro Table Lamp - scheme

Transparant smoked plastic version

Maybe a prototype, but probably a rare edition.
Thick foot and a big Achille Castiglioni D-661 foot switch made by VLM.

Harvey Guzzini Faro Table Lamp - transparent smoked acrylic

Lamps in the movies!

The Harvey Guzzini Faro table lamp was used as a prop in the 9th James Bond movie “The Man with the Golden Gun” from 1974 with Roger Moore (1927-2017), Christopher Lee (1922-2015) and Britt Ekland (born 1942).

The Harvey Guzzini Faro table lamp on the desk of Miss Moneypenny played by Lois Maxwell (1927-2007). 

Harvey Guzzini Faro Table Lamp used as a prop in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Two orange versions of the Harvey Guzzini Faro table lamp were used as a prop in the French comedy film Le Jouet (The Toy) from 1976. Produced by Pierre Richard, starring Pierre Richard and Michel Bouquet.

Harvey Guzzini Faro Table Lamps used as a prop in the film Le Jouet (1976) - Lamps in the movies!

Harvey Creazioni logo

Logo used between 1959 and 1964. Inspired by the 1950 film “Harvey“, starring James Stewart.

Harvey Guzzini logo

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.

iGuzzini logo

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.