GAETANO SCIOLARI "GOTHIC FLOOR LAMP"
If you are interested in 20th century lighting Gaetano Sciolari is an essential name to familiarize yourself with.
During the 1950's Sciolari's designs were manufactured by top firms including Stilnovo (in Milan) and Lightolier (in New York).
His creations from this era have been documented in many of the Taschen books on lighting and design.
Begining in the late 1960's Sciolari began to manufacture his own lighting creations.
His lamps and chandeliers were highly successful with high-end interior designers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Sciolari's arguably produced his best work in the 1970's and the work shares it's disco chic aesthetic with Verner Panton, Paul Evans and Francois Monet.
This fantastic floor lamp is a great example of Sciolari's aesthetic and innovation. It appropriates a Gothic arch into a floorlamp whose overall form mirrors a traditional standing candelabra...except that it's realized in mirror-polished chrome and topped with mirrored bulbs.
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Chrome. Consistent weathered patina.
USA, circa 1970