In the late 1950s, the sons of Mariano Guzzini: Raimondo, Giovanni, Virgilio, Giuseppe and Giannunzio founded Harvey Creazioni for the production of artistic objects in enameled copper. The name is a reference to Harvey, the invisible giant rabbit from the film of the same name starring Jimmy Stewart. Soon after the foundation of the company, the production of copper objects was supplemented by fantastically designed plastic lighting.
This table lamp was designed by Harvey Guzzini for iGuzzini in 1972. The lamp is made from ABS plastic and emits a strong light. The lamp was originally designed for a children’s desk.
The Sorella lamp was also a Moonbase Alpha fixture on the TV show Space: 1999, which ran from 1975-78.
In the James Bond film “Moonraker” (1979) three black Sorella lamps are visible on the desk in Dr. Goodhead’s office. Later on, 007 fights some goons in Drax’s spaceship, which is peppered with white Sorella lamps.
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Keith George Wilson (19 September 1941 – 6 July 2011) was an award-winning production designer who began work at AP Films, working as art assistant on Fireball XL5 (1963) and many other Gerry Anderson productions to follow. As a production designer he created all the futuristic sets for Space: 1999 (1975–77) and Star Maidens (1976). He died on 6 July 2011.