Harvey Guzzini Teulada Pendant Lamp
Materials: 15 white acrylic organ pipe style tubes mounted in a circle. White painted metal (iron) frame. 15 screws and ornamental nuts. Some plastic parts. White acrylic half round canopy. White painted Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 32 cm / 12.59”
Width: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 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: The internal design team (Ufficio tecnico interno).
Manufacturer: Harvey Guzzini, today named iGuzzini illuminazione S.p.A, via Mariano Guzzini, 37, 62019, Recanati, Italy.
Other versions: The Harvey Guzzini Teulada pendant lamp exists in many versions. A pendant lamp with a double row of organ pipe tubes was also made. Wall lamps and table lamps were also produced.
The Harvey Guzzini Teulada pendant lamp is reminiscent of the Raak Fuga wall lamp designed by Maija Liisa Komulainen in the 1950s. Several other companies made their versions of this design. The Danish Lyfa produced a similar pendant lamp as this Teulada, named Pan. It was a design by Bent Karlby and made in metal. He also designed a comparable lamp named Pantre in 1970. Several other companies produced similar lamps.
This Harvey Guzzini lamp was in production from 1968 until 1976.
You can find these lamps with labels from Harveiluce, Harvey Guzzini and iGuzzini. In some countries they were also sold under the brand name Meblo. Meblo is a Croatian (Yugoslavian at that time) company that sold products from Harvey Guzzini. Meblo still exists.
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.
Designers that worked for Harvey Guzzini – iGuzzini are, among others: Giò Ponti, Rodolfo Bonetto, Bruno Gecchelin, Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, Gae Aulenti, Piero Castiglioni, Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Mario Cucinella, Dean Skira, Renzo Piano, Massimo Iosa Ghini, Enzo Eusebi, Massimiliano e Doriana Fuksas, Jean-Marie Duthilleul, Maurici Ginès, Maurici Ginès, Roberto Pamio, Paul Andreau, Felice Ragazzo, Giuseppe De Goetzen, Franco Bresciani, Carlo Urbinati, Giuseppe Cormio, Ermanno Lampa, Sergio Brazzoli and of course Luigi Massoni.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.