Manufactured by Stilnovo
Black and white laquered metal and steel
L. min 110 L. max 140 D. 27 cm
Literature: Stilnovo, apparecchi per l’illuminazione. Edition
Luminaire – Moderniste. p 104, 105, 106
Angelo Gaetano Sciolari (1927-1994) is an Italian designer and entrepreneur. He contributed to the recogniton of Italian design throughout the world.
After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture, Sciolari began training as a film director but the death of his father in 1949, led him to take over the family business. Gaetano directed the company with great vision.
Within a few years, he expanded the family business. In 1954 the company won an international lighting and design competition. A major milestone included the exclusive distribution of American Lightolier products making Sciolari the first Italian manufacturer of lamps sold in the US and therefore the biggest importer in the lighting market.
Sciolari’s first designs were Atom inspired pendants, but in the 60’s he shifted to conventional chandelier forms like the Neoclassical Sciolari from the Ovali collection.
These designs however were far from traditional but instead refined, edgy & futuristic. Lines were clean & sculptural.
By the 1980’s the look represented glamorous modern living and so a Sciolari chandelier was the perfect light choice for this 1983 episode of the TV show Dallas.
Sciolari was also the founder and first president of the trade association of Italian manufacturers of lighting fixtures, still very active today.