Harvey Guzzini Sirio Table Lamps
Materials: Plastic/acrylic (methacrylate). 2 chromed brass screws. Bakelite socket.
Height: 20 cm / 7.87”
Width: 15.5 cm / 6.10”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. But preferably a white/opaque or frosted one.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Manufacturer: Harvey Guzzini, Recanati, Italy.
Other versions: Made in many colours. In 1973 the dimensions slightly changed.
Guzzini 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: iGuzzini illuminazione: iGuzzini.com. (link opens in a new window)
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.