GAETANO SCIOLARI, Chromed metal chandelier and original mercury bobeches, 1960s


  • Creator / Artist / Designer:AGaetano Sciolari (1927-1994)
  • Period:20th Century / Mid Century / 1960s 
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):80 x 60 x 60 cm
  • Weight:7 Kg
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Style:Design / Modernism
  • Materials:Chrome Steel / Mercury bobeches glass
  • Price:1150 €

Rare Futuristic chandelier in chromed metal by Gaetano Sciolari with 5 arms of lights, original and period mercury glass (chrome) globes (bobeches), 1960s
Good state of conservation.
Edition probably Boulanger (Belgium).

Biography:
Angelo Gaetano Sciolari (1927-1994) was the owner of Sciolari Lighting and designer for the Italian manufacturer Stilnovo in the 1950s. There he produced a series of multi-light chandeliers evoking futuristic visions of the nascent space age, the "chandeliers SPUNTIK. " Throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, his designs were in high demand and were imported into the American market by Lightolier & Progress Lighting and into Europe by Boulanger (Belgium), Mazzega (Italy) ... During this same period , his designs have appeared regularly on television and in movies due to their luxurious and futuristic appearance.
Despite his passing in 1994, Sciolari's designs grew in popularity and demand, becoming sought-after collector's items and fetching a high retail price. We will note a few well-known series: The Geometric series, the Habitat series, the Cultura series and the Futura series. Famous interior designer Veere Grenney often uses Sciolari, having recently updated a house designed by John Nash Round, the architect of Buckingham Palace and much of Regency London, with a Sciolari light fixture he described as "a piece of ceiling sculpture". A Sciolari chandelier now hangs in the former Howard Hughes mansion, a Spanish colonial hacienda in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles.