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Harvey Guzzini Toledo Table Lamp

Materials: Plastic (acrylic/methacrylate) and orange painted aluminium. 3 Bakelite sockets.

Height: 42 cm / 16.53”

Width: ∅ 45 cm / 17.71”

Base: ∅ 24 cm / 9.44”

Electricity: 3 bulbs E14, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. But white/opaque or frosted bulbs gives the most beautiful result.

Period: 1960s and 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Luigi Massoni (1930 – 2013).

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

Other versions: 1st edition en second edition. Also made with a white lampshade en chromed base. An orange lampshade with a white base. And a white lampshade with an orange base. Possibly also made in other forms as the one with a different lamp shade below. The lampshade was also used for a pendant lamp.

The lampshade is degrading orange (light to dark orange) on the outside, complete white on the inside. Harvey Guzzini wanted to create the incamiciato effect, the same way many Murano glass lamps are made.

Prototypes were made from 1967 until 1973.


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 and changed the name in 1981 to iGuzzini illuminazione.

Incamiciato: overlay lattimo glass (= milky looking glass) with a layer of transparent coloured glass.

Project Year: 1967
Commercial code: DS.5
Period: 1968 – 1972
Commercial code: 4023
Period: 1973 – 1978

Toledo with a different lamp shade
(or another lamp with the same base)

Harvey Guzzini Toledo Table Lamp - different lampshade

Luigi Massoni

Harvey Guzzini Toledo Table Lamp - Luigi Massoni

First edition, the base is flatter and made in 1 piece (1968 catalogue photo)

Harvey Guzzini Toledo Table Lamp - first edition - catalogue

Scheme of the second version

Harvey Guzzini Toledo Table Lamp - Second edition scheme

Harvey Guzzini Toledo Table Lamp
White version spotted on a jumble sale in the summer of 2018, in Belgium

Harvey Guzzini Toledo Table Lamp - White Version

Many thanks to Tinneke for the jumble sale picture.

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.