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1946

On 1st June, Bruno Gatta founds Stilnovo in the heart of Milan
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1947

Stilnovo participates in the 8th Triennale di Milano and immediately activates a communications campaign, focused on the most important specialised magazines in the sector.

1949

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.

The ’50s

1951

Stilnovo participates in the 9th Triennale di Milano and the fair in Oslo, presenting various collections.

1954

The new Milan site opens at Via Durini 26. Stilnovo wins the Silver Medal at the 10th Triennale di Milano.

1955

The 2061 is the first Stilnovo lamp selected at the Compasso d’Oro.

1956

Stilnovo achieves a share capital of 4,000,000 Italian Lire, a tenfold increase in just seven years.

1957

Achille and Piergiacomo Castiglioni design two Saliscendi light fixtures for the new Milan Chamber of Commerce.

1959

Stilnovo becomes a Joint Stock Company, developing many contract projects including the Galfa Tower in Milan, designed by Architect Melchiorre Bega.

The ’60s

1965

The new production plant in Lainate opens. Giovanni Luigi Gorgoni designs the Buonanotte lamp.

1968

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.

1969

The Bazooka collection by Joe Colombo is nominated for the Compasso d’Oro. Antonio Macchi Cassia designs the Gràvita lamp for Stilnovo.

The ’70s

1970

Joe Colombo designs the Topo, Minitopo and Triedro.

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Triedro and Minitopo, 1973 Stilnovo catalogue

1971

De Pas, D’Urbino and Lomazzi design Lampiatta, being adjustable without the use of joints or mechanisms.

1972

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.

1977

Ettore Sottsass designs Don and Valigia, characterised by the radical design which, in the 1980s, give rise to the Memphis Group.

1978

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.

The ’80s

1981

Gae Aulenti and Piero Castiglioni design the Minibox, a portable and amusing lamp.

1985

Shigeaki Asahara designs the Luna lamp.

1988

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.

Stilnovo, today.

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.

44

years of operation

550

employees

3

production sites

32

years in the design sector

250

collaborators around the world

20

commercial sites in the world

21

years of experience in LED technology

85

professionals in the R&D department

20%

bespoke projects

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