Stilnovo Campana Pendant Lamp
Materials: White lacquered aluminum. White and black cotton cloth covered electrical wire. Bakelite socket.
Cord Length: 110 cm / 43.30”
Height: 32 cm / 12.59”
Width: ∅ 63,5 cm / 25.00”
Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 150 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred. However, a small globe lamp gives the best result.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised, some sources say it’s Joe Colombo.
Manufacturer: Stilnovo, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: The Stilnovo Campana pendant lamp was made in white, red, green… Also produced in a small version (∅ 42 cm / 16.53”). You can find the small version over here.
Joe Colombo designed several lamps for Stilnovo such as the Triedro floor lamp and the Topo desk lamp.
Founded in Milan in 1946 by Bruno Gatta, Stilnovo was one of the most important lighting company’s of Italy in the post World War II industry.
Stilnovo worked with a large number of leading designers, including Gaetano Sciolari, Joe Colombo, Gae Aulenti, Alberto Fraser, Ettore Sottsass, Danilo & Corrado Aroldi, Cini Boeri, Jonathan De Pas, Donato D’Urbino, Paolo Lomazzi, Antonio Macchi Cassia, Roberto Beretta and so on. The company ended business in 1988.
All Stilnovo lamps are marked with the Stilnovo name; many early pieces also include the original sticker “Stilnovo Milan”.
The new Stilnovo
The company is long gone but today “The Stilnovo Scientific Committee” is formed. The members are: Decio G.R. Carugati, Roberto Fiorato, Francesco Morace, Danilo Premoli, Franco Pagliarini and Andrea Cucci. The company is named: Stilnovo Italia Srl.
Text from the new Stilnovo website:
“In order to pick up the traces of Stilnovo and bring them into the future a Scientific Committee was formed. The team has already produced a Manifest with its definition of guidelines and necessary criteria for future creations. With indications for ideas about the identity of a brand name which does not ignore its historical past: on the contrary, it is exalted.
The recreation of important iconic pieces and the use of new stimuli of Italian and international design in order to create completely new pieces represent just some of the plans for Stilnovo, which in themselves will bring new stimuli and lively collaboration among craftsmen and planners in order to guarantee as always 100% Made in Italy products.”
Links (external links open in a new window)
Stilnovo Campana pendant lamp – small version
Lampiatta table lamp
Buonanotte bedside lamps
Nastro desk lamp
Tokio desk lamp
Periscopio floor lamp
Stilnovo brochure 28 – April 1972
Joe Colombo biography