Stilux Milan Chain Chandelier
Materials: 4 hand blown Murano crystal glass tubes. Chromed metal curved rods or tubes for the chains. Screws made of iron and brass. Chrome canopy. 8 Bakelite E14 sockets.
Height: 110 cm / 39.37”
Width: ∅ 29 cm / 14.96”
Electricity: 8 bulbs E14, 8x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: To be appraised.
Manufacturer: Stilux, Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This Stilux Milan chain chandelier exists in several variations. Chandeliers, flush mounts, table lamps and wall lamps were also produced.
It is often said that this chandelier was designed by Aldo Nason and was produced by AV Mazzega from Murano, Italy. However, several of these chandeliers appear with the label of Stilux inside the canopy, as you can see.
Aldo Nason designed several chandeliers and pendant lamps in this style for AV Mazzega. All made as a chain. It is possible that the glass parts were made by the AV Mazzega company, of course. Stilux did not produce glass parts.
The Stilux company no longer exists. There is a Stilux company in Milan, but it’s got nothing to do with lighting: “Stilux is a company that deals with professional printing and paper converting solutions for communication”. There was also a Sti-lux company that made lamps in the 1990’s, but that firm also no longer exists.
Many thanks to Frank from Flowermountain.be for the photos and the enthusiasm.