For this weeks' blog, I thought it would be interesting to focus on the mid-century designs produced by the Italians. From the 1950's to the 1970's, Italy was famous for its' iconic interior designs (and of course everything else... Vespa, Ferrari, Marcello Mastroianni, etc.), and The Old Cinema currently has a few in stock. Although you may or may not recognize the names, the look is unmistakable.

This chrome multiple sphere wall light from the 1960's was produced by Reggiani, a company that founded itself in 1957, making this an early piece. Reggiani is still producing lights to this day.

This pair of  Martingala chairs just arrived today! They were designed by Marco Zanuso in 1954. Ours have been reupholstered in a very 50's black fabric and look stunning. The Martingala chair is still in production today, however originals such as ours are very rare.

Harvey Guzzini was another Italian designer who was famous for his 1960's plastic and metal light designs. These lights did not remain in production for long. The 1973 oil crisis trebled the cost of plastics, making them uneconomical to produce any longer. We have had various Guzzini designs over the years, and this lamp is one of the most iconic.

Until next time, see you in the shop.



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