Reggiani Floor or Table Lamp
Materials: 2 frosted pressed opal glass shells for the lampshades. Galvanised iron mechanism. Brass E27 sockets with a porcelain ring.
Height: 28 cm / 11.02”
Width: ∅ 30 cm / 11.81”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, but a white or frosted one is preferred.
Period: 1950s, 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Goffredo Reggiani (1929 – 2004) – attributed.
Manufacturer: Reggiani Spa Illuminazione, Sovico, Milan, Rome, Italy – attributed.
Other versions: For the moment it is unknown if this Reggiani table or floor lamp exists in some varieties.
Similar table or floor lamps were also produced by Rupert Nikoll from Austria. They have a similar metal mechanism to connect the glass parts.
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 as you can see in this triangular example, giving his lights a Scandinavian look. Later in the 1960s and 1970s his interest shifted towards brass and chromed metal.
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.
This lamp is equipped with an Acciarri switch. Acciarri is an Italian family name, mostly found on the east coast of the country. Inside the switch it says Acciarri Italy. Nothing to be found about this company. The model of the switch and the plug suggest that this is a 1950s – early 1960s lamp. Ditto for the electrical parts inside. For many lamps Reggiani used parts of this company.