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iGuzzini Dada Flush Mount

Materials: Square white curved acrylic plastic lampshade. White painted square metal (iron) ceiling mount. White painted metal choke ballast. Lamp starter. Some plastic and metal parts.

Height: 15 cm / 5.90”

Width: 50 x 50 cm / 19.68 x 19.68”

Electricity:circular fluorescent lamps. 1 x 32 watt, 1 x 40 watt, 220 volt.

Period: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: The internal design team of iGuzzini (Ufficio tecnico interno).

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

Other versions: The iGuzzini Dada flush mount exists with incandescent light bulbs E27, 60 watt and 100 watt. Also produced with 1 circular fluorescent lamp. The smaller versions are 37 x 37 cm and 24,4 x 24, 4 cm. Sometimes used as a wall lamp. Produced for a long time, from 1979 until 2005.

The iGuzzini Dada flush mount has many similarities with the Martinelli Luce Bolla Flush Mount, designed by Elio Martinelli.

iGuzzini illuminazione

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. They are on display here on Vintageinfo.
The company still exists and changed the name in 1974 into iGuzzini and in 1981 to iGuzzini illuminazione.

MEBLO

Harvey Guzzini lamps were also sold under the brand name MEBLOMEBLO is a Slovenian (Yugoslavia) company.

The MEBLO factory was founded in 1948 when Gorizia craftsmen joined forces and founded the Furniture Factory, later named Edvard Kardelj (communist leader and national hero of World War II). In 1950 the name changed in MEBLO.

At first, they made exclusive furniture, which was later supplemented with upholstered furniture, lighting, plastic and mattresses.

MEBLO also produced plastic chairs and tables, plasticised metal garden tables and chairs, plastic chairs for sports halls, plastic flower beds, mirrors and plastic bathroom equipment (design by Luigi Massoni), wooden set of club tables, shelves, buffet carts and mirrors (design by Gianfranco Frattini).

The last lamps were produced around 19901991 until the break-up of Yugoslavia.

Today the company is named MebloJOGI. It only produces mattresses for beds.

Acrylic

Acrylic glass (PMMA – polymethylmethacrylate) is well known by the trade names Acrylite, Altuglas, Crylux, Cyrolite, Lucite, Optix, Oroglas, Plexiglas, Perspex and Sumipex.

Technical data

Project year: 1979
Year of production starting: 1979
Year of production ending: 2005

Commercial code: 5088
Period: 1979 – 2005
For a normal light bulb
Dimensions: 50 x 50 cm

Commercial code: 5091
Period: 1980 – 2005
For a normal light bulb
Dimensions:37 x 37 cm

Commercial code: 5288
Period: 1979 – 2005
Circular fluorescent lamp
Dimensions: 50 x 50 cmm

Commercial code: 5291
Period: 1980 – 2005
Circular fluorescent lamp
Dimensions: 37 x 37 cm

Commercial code: 5336
Period: 1990 – 2005
Circular fluorescent lamp
Dimensions: 37 x 37 cm

Commercial code: 5337
Period: 1990 – 2005
Circular fluorescent lamp
Dimensions: 50 x 50 cmm

Commercial code: 5345
Period: 1990 – 2005
Circular fluorescent lamp
Dimensions: 24,4 x 24,4 cm

Commercial code: 5347
Period: 1990 – 2005
Circular fluorescent lamp
Dimensions: 37 x 37 cm

Commercial code: 5348
Period: 1990 – 2005
Circular fluorescent lamp
Dimensions: 50 x 50 cm

Commercial code: 5404
Period: 1999 – 2005
Circular fluorescent lamp
Dimensions: 37 x 37 cm
Ceiling lamp with emergency light and inductive wiring.

Commercial code: 5405
Period: 1999 – 2005
Circular fluorescent lamp
Dimensions: 50 x 50 cm
Ceiling lamp with emergency light and inductive wiring.

Lamps in the movies

Very similar lamps as this iGuzzini Dada flush mount were used as a prop in the 1969 French comedy film Hibernatus. Starring Louis de FunèsMichael Lonsdale and Claude Gensac.

iGuzzini Dada flush mount style lamps used as a prop in the 1969 film Hibernatus

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.