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iGuzzini Kuala Pendant Lamp

Project year: 1975

Prototypes of this lamp were made from 1974 until 1981.

Year of production starting: 1976
Year of production ending: 1986

Commercial code: 3069
Period: 1977 – 1980
Diameter: 45 x 38 cm / 17.71 x 14.96”
Commercial code: 3093
Period: 1979 – 1986
Diameter: 29 x 24,5 cm / 11.41 x 9.64”
Commercial code: 3099
Period: 1982 – 1982
Diameter: 45 x 35 cm /  17.71 x 13.77”
Commercial code: 7078
Period: to 1976
Diameter: 45 x 38 cm /  17.71 x 14.96”
Table Lamp
Commercial code: 3513
Period: 1977 – 1979
Commercial code: 7079
Period: 1976 – 1976

Franco Bresciani Kuala Lamps for iGuzzini


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iGuzzini Kuala Pendant Lamp


Materials: White and translucent acrylic (methacrylate). Chromed metal ball on top of the lampshade. Some plastic parts. White painted Bakelite socket.

Big Lamp

Cord Length: 100 cm / 39.37’’

Height: 35 cm / 9.25”

Width: ∅ 45 cm / 17.71”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 100 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. But preferably a white globe bulb.

Small Lamp

Cord Length: 100 cm / 39.37’’

Height: 24,5 cm / 9.64”

Width: ∅ 29 cm / 11.41”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. But preferably a white or frosted bulb.

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

Designer: Franco Bresciani in 1974.

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

Other versions: The Kuala was also made in black, brown and ochre and in 3 different sizes. A table lamp and floor lamp were also produced. Prototypes of the Kuala were made from 1974 until 1981. Versions exist with a total white or black lampshade with a chromed ring, but without the transparent rim. They were also available with a diffuser.

Franco Bresciani

Franco Bresciani also designed the Manta lamp for iGuzzini.

iGuzzini illuminazione

iGuzzini illuminazione was established in 1959 under the name Harvey Creazioni. The initial production of enameled copper objects was supplemented by decorative luminaires. The company still exists.

iGuzzini produced several lamps with this type of lampshade. The Baobab lamp is one of them. Also the Bella di notte used this type of lampshade and a rare version of the Brumbry, as you can see below. 

iGuzzini Kuala Pendant Light - Scheme

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

iGuzzini Kuala Pendant Lamp

iGuzzini Baobab Pendant Lights Catalogue

Harvey Creazioni logo

Harvey Guzzini logo

iGuzzini logo

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.