Reggiani Table Lamp 2294
Materials: Thick and heavy round chromed metal (iron) base with a white plastic bottom. Adjustable aluminium tubular lampshade. Some metal parts. White painted Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 20 cm / 7.87”
Base: ∅ 8 cm / 3.14”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Not any type of light bulb can be used, it has to be a small one.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Martini Falconi Fois Architetti.
Manufacturer: Reggiani Spa Illuminazione, Viale Monza 16,
20845 Sovico, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This Reggiani table lamp 2294 exists in several colours. Also floor lamps and table lamps were produced. You can find these lamps with this label or a Reggiani label on the bottom.
Martini Falconi Fois Architetti
Martini Falconi Fois Architetti was a design bureau founded by Piero De Martini, (Laura?) Falconi and Francesco Fois. The company designed several lamps for Reggiani. Piero De Martini, born in Milan in 1939, is the most well known designer. He graduated in Architecture in 1964.
Since 1969 he began to design and in 1975 he began to collaborate with furniture maker Cassina. In addition to his activity as a designer, he dedicates himself to music. In 2018 Piero De Martini wrote the book “Le case della musica” (The houses of music) published by Il Saggiatore.
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.