Stilnovo participates in the 8th Triennale di Milano and immediately activates a communications campaign, focused on the most important specialised magazines in the sector.
Bruno Gatta partners with his brother Paolo, having recently graduated from university. In September, they open “Stilnovo Srl”, with a share capital of 400,000 Italian Lire. This sets off a managerial pathway which, over the course of just a few years, sees the company become a point of reference in modern lighting.
Stilnovo participates in the 9th Triennale di Milano and the fair in Oslo, presenting various collections.
The new Milan site opens at Via Durini 26. Stilnovo wins the Silver Medal at the 10th Triennale di Milano.
Stilnovo achieves a share capital of 4,000,000 Italian Lire, a tenfold increase in just seven years.
Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni design two Saliscendi light fixtures for the new Milan Chamber of Commerce.
Stilnovo becomes a Joint Stock Company, developing many contract projects including the Galfa Tower in Milan, designed by Architect Melchiorre Bega.
The new production plant in Lainate opens. Giovanni Luigi Gorgoni designs the Buonanotte lamp.
Designing for Stilnovo are the BBPR, Joe Colombo, Angelo Mangiarotti, Ettore Sottsass, Marcello Pietrantoni, Roberto Lucci, Danilo and Corrado Aroldi. Giancarlo Iliprandi, creates the new brand.
The Bazooka collection by Joe Colombo is nominated for the Compasso d’Oro. Antonio Macchi Cassia designs the Gràvita lamp for Stilnovo.
Joe Colombo designs the Topo, Minitopo and Triedro.
Triedro and Minitopo, 1973 Stilnovo catalogue
De Pas, D’Urbino and Lomazzi design Lampiatta, being adjustable without the use of joints or mechanisms.
Stilnovo takes part in the show “Italy, the New Domestic Landscape” at the MoMA in New York, where the Periscopio and Nuvola lamps become part of the permanent collection. Gae Aulenti and Livio Castiglioni design the Trepiù System.
Ettore Sottsass designs Don and Valigia, characterised by the radical design which, in the 1980s, give rise to the Memphis Group.
De Pas, D’Urbino and Lomazzi design the Fante lamp, easily adjustable thanks to the reflector on the head of the lamp, reminiscent of a woman’s hat.
Gae Aulenti and Piero Castiglioni design the Minibox, a portable and amusing lamp.
After decades of success, confirmed by the many lights displayed in the world’s most important design museums, Stilnovo stopped in its tracks, along a path on which it had set out in the 1940s.
In 2019, the Linea Light Group – a global leader in LED lighting – acquires Stilnovo, with the aim of relaunching the brand in the modern world and continuing a history begun more than 70 years ago.
With the pragmatic and innovative approach that characterises both Stilnovo and the Linea Light Group, the project foresees the re-release of the superb icons of the past and the involvement of new designers to develop future lighting fixtures.
Linea Light Group in short
Linea Light Group consists of several companies specialised in the multiple sectors of the illumination universe, being independent from yet coordinated amongst each other. This formula allows complex and suitable solutions to be developed in any context.
years of operation
years in the design sector
collaborators around the world
commercial sites in the world
years of experience in LED technology
professionals in the R&D department