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iGuzzini Baobab Pendant Lamp

Materials: Black and translucent acrylic (methacrylate). Chromed parts, steel wire. Bakelite socket.

Cord Length: 100 cm / 39.37’’

Height: 23,5 cm / 9.25”

Width: ∅ 37 cm / 14.56”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1970s and 1980s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer:  The iGuzzini design team.

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

Other versions: Also made in white and ochre and a slightly bigger version, a table lamp and floor lamp.

Prototypes were made from 1974 until 1981.

iGuzzini 

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.

iGuzzini Baobab Pendant Light scheme

The same type of lampshade was also made for a rare design or special edition of the Brumbry table lamp.

iGuzzini Baobab Pendant Lamp

iGuzzini Baobab Pendant Lights Catalogue

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.