A pair of Totem Wall lamps by Gae Aulenti for Stilnovo, 1970s

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A pair of Totem wall lamps, designed by Gae Aulenti for Stilnovo, 1970s. The lamps were originally meant to be used outdoors, but they can just as well be used indoors.

We found the following description in a Stilnovo advertisement in Domus No. 538: “Totem is a lamp with a very precise and characteristic design, which is placed in natural spaces as a discreet but clearly identified presence. Its logical form, exquisitely crafted, plays by contrast with the compositional freedom of the natural elements, highlighting them and drawing evidence from them.”

As indicated in the same advertisement these wall lamps were part of a range: “A system of outdoor lighting fixtures, particularly designed to withstand the effects of atmospheric conditions. It is available in different versions: wall-mounted, ceiling-mounted or stem-mounted, in different heights. It consists of an ABS tube, which supports one or two opal polycarbonate diffusers.”

This set consists of two wall lamps, a small one with one diffuser and a larger one with two diffusers. The width of the smaller lamp is 33 cm / 13 inch and the width of the larger one is 48 cm / 19 inch, the weight of the lamps is 1.8 kg / 4 lb vs 2.5 kg / 6 lb.

Rare pieces. Only for sale as a pair.

Attribution

  • Designer:
    Gae Aulenti
  • Manufacturer:
    Stilnovo
  • Model / Name:
    Totem
  • Design period:
    1970s
  • Country:
    Italy

Character

  • Materials:
    ABS with opal polycarbonate diffusers
  • Condition:
    Very good vintage condition
  • Colour:
    Grey, White, Silver
  • Height:
    40 cm / 16 inch
  • Depth:
    28 cm / 12 inch

Shipping

  • Weight:
    1.8 kg / 4 lb
  • Ships from:
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Product code:
    1822724