The story of Angelo “Gaetano” Sciolari is a success story wrapped in romance. His father founded the Sciolari company in Rome in 1892 and remained a relatively unknown company for decades. After studying architecture, he became interested in cinematography but had to interrupt his studies to take over the family business due to the sudden death of his father.
From that moment on in the early 1950s, it did not take long before Sciolari started to make a name for himself internationally. He has managed to combine his interest and extensive knowledge of architecture with a passion for cinematography. As one of the first Italian lighting manufacturers on the American market, Sciolari's designs were very popular there between the 1960s and 1980s. He tapped into the space age madness and was fascinated by sci-fi. Sciolari's current revaluation and revival are therefore the result of the futuristic and at the same time luxurious look and feel of his designs.
This large, geometric floor lamp will immediately attract attention, regardless of in which interior it stands. Two matte gold-colored aluminum rods form the vertical base. Horizontal parts of different sizes have been spread over the entire length and together form a grid. Five fixtures are placed in between, with a light source on both sides. Ten lamps in total can be turned on with the foot switch, but it is also possible to only have five lamps on one side lit.
At the ends of each fixture there are glass shades that slightly affect the light, resulting in a luxurious appearance. Regardless of whether the lamps are on or not, this lamp shows a sculptural beauty.
It’s condition is good with the usual traces associated with an object of this age. Scratches on the foot and discolouration are part of this. The original caps on the ends were damaged and have been professionally replaced with the assurance of retaining the overall vintage character.