Reggiani Magnetic Globe Lamp
Materials: Round metal base with a built-in magnet. Chromed metal (iron) globe lampshade, painted white inside. Some metal parts. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 16 cm / 6.29”
Width: ∅ 12 cm / 4.72”
Base: ∅ 8 cm / 3.14”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. For this setup small spotlights were used.
Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Goffredo Reggiani – attributed.
Manufacturer: Reggiani Spa Illuminazione, Viale Monza 16,
20845 Sovico, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This Reggiani magnetic globe lamp exists in several versions and colours. Desk lamps, floor lamps, table lamps and wall lamps were produced. This one is a wall lamp that can be used as a table lamp.
Many companies produced magnetic lamps, you can find several examples here on Vintageinfo. On of the most famous lamps is the Cobra table lamp designed by Angelo Lelii. You can find it over here.
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.