Reggiani Half Globe Floor Lamp
Materials: Round chromed metal (iron) base. Cast iron counterweight. Long chrome rod. Opal glass lampshade. Some metal parts. Bakelite E27 socket.
Height: 147 cm / 57.87”
Width: ∅ 32 cm / 12.59”
Base: ∅ 25 cm / 9.84”
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: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Goffredo Reggiani – attributed.
Manufacturer: Reggiani Spa Illuminazione, Viale Monza 16,
20845 Sovico, Milan, Italy – attributed.
Other versions: This Reggiani half globe floor lamp exists in several versions. Als table lamps, pendant lamps, chandeliers, wall lamps and desk lamps exists with this type of opal glass lampshade. Not only Reggiani used this type of lampshade. You find them with lamps from Sciolari, S.A. Boulanger, Estiluz, Massive, and so on.
The original design of this lamp is the Martinelli Luce model 2132 floor lamp by Elio Martinelli. It has a different base.
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.
Lamps in the movies
A floor lamp, almost similar with the Reggiani half globe floor lamp, was used as a prop in the Italian crime TV mini series Maltese – Il Romanzo del Commissario from 2017. Starring Kim Rossi Stuart and Rike Schmid. This floor lamp is more like the Estiluz lamp version, you can find it over here.