Reggiani Oval Copper Wall Lamp
Materials: Curved hammered copper oval wall mount. White acrylic oval lampshade. Some metal parts. 2 Bakelite E27 sockets.
Height: 58 cm / 22.83”
Width: 18 cm / 7.08”
Depth: 11 cm / 4.33”
Electricity: 2 bulbs E27, 2 x 40 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.
Manufacturer: Reggiani Spa Illuminazione, Viale Monza 16,
20845 Sovico, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This Reggiani oval copper wall lamp exists in several versions. Also floor lamps were produced. A similar design was used for wall and floor lamps in wood. They have opal glass lampshades, as you can see below.
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.
Acrylic: often named by its commercial name: Perspex, Plexiglas, Crylux, Acrylite, Lucite, is a thermoplastic.
Lamps in the movies
A Reggiani floor lamp in this style appears in the French comedy drama film Le Chapeau De Mitterrand (The President’s Hat) from 2016. Starring Frédéric Diefenthal, Frédérique Bel and Roland Giraud.