Reggiani Curved Chrome Slats Chandelier
Materials: Round curved chrome slats lampshade, painted white on the inside. Chrome ring. Steel cable. Some metal parts. 3 Bakelite E27 sockets.
Height: 36 cm / 14.17”
Width: ∅ 38 cm / 14.96”
Electricity: 3 bulbs E27, 3 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Goffredo Reggiani.
Manufacturer: Reggiani Spa Illuminazione, Viale Monza 16,
20845 Sovico, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This Reggiani curved chrome slats chandelier exists in several versions. Also table lamps and wall lamps were produced.
Goffredo Reggiani founded the company in the Italian town of Monza in 1957 and designed most of the lamps himself. In the beginning Goffredo most often used plywood and sanitised opal glass in his designs, giving his lights a Scandinavian look. Later in the 1960s and 1970s his interest shifted towards brass and chromed metal as you can see with this chandelier.
Designers that worked or work for the company, are among others: Álvaro Siza, Arup, the design company of Ove Arup. Bruno Gecchelin, D’Alesio & Santoro design studio. Fabio Reggiani, son of Goffredo, the founder of the company. The Fisher Marantz Stone design group, L.A.P.D. design studio, MOMO Design, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), studio Setsu & Shinobu, Speirs + Major and of course the Reggiani design team.
The Reggiani company still exists. It is active in 80 countries and has offices in Italy, the USA, the UK, China, France and Russia.
Reggiani Lighting Museum
The Reggiani Lighting Museum is located at Reggiani’s headquarters. It is a 2500 m² (88286.66 ft³) museum and showroom. The company has bought the Mascaretti collection. It is one of the most well-known European lamps collection. It was destined to disperse after the death of the owner. The collection is permanently exhibited in the museum, inside the Lighting Forum. It is improved with donations and new purchases.
Many thanks to Lluís from Eclectique Vintage for the photos and the enthusiasm.