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1970s Harvey Guzzini Sorella space age table lamp finally reissued

Sorella

Here's an interesting one. We noticed this last year as a reissue via an eBay seller, although doubts were raised as to whether it was actually available or a pre-order. Now, a mainstream  design retailer has the Harvey Guzzini Sorella lamp up for sale.


That retailer is Panik Design, which has the reissued Nemo Cassina lamp on its site right now and available to order, although delivery is down as '15 – 20 days'. That sounds like a pre-order to me, but not that long to wait. If you want one, give them a call.

The table light itself is a space classic, dating from 1972 and best remembered from appearances in the likes of Space 1999 and James Bond's Moonraker. Anything futuristic from that era, if you like. It is made of polycarbonate, in a 'shiny white' finish, with the light angled down from that wide opening.

£128 is the price of this particular reissue.

Find out more at the Panik Design website

  • AANDREW

    Ha – i still wouldnt belive it till i’ve seen it, a friend in the trade told me that Nemo had been slated in the trade press regarding the late arrival of this light re issue. Apparently their QA have already knocked back 2 production runs due to poor quality. It was meant to be coming in time for some big trade fair this April so maybe its actually happening now??? – still prefer my original though. Its also worth noting that “space 1999” used a earlier version of this light with the bulb fully recessed inside the “stem” which had the side effect of light being emitted out of the lower vents…how ever this version has a much higher mounted bulb making it visible when off and no light from the bottom vents.

  • This reissue of the magnificient Sorella lamp originally by Guzzini is a great deception. They changed the design and not for the better. You don’t change iconic perfection. The finish on the lamp is matte/satin finish and not shiny as Cassina advertise on their web site. The picture they use on their web site is not a picture of the reissue but of the original by Guzzini. If you want to see comparative pictures of the new and the vintage one you can go on my blog here :
    http://www.sorellarium13.blogspot.ca/
    or on my web site here, on the Sorella page :
    http://www.space1999.net/~sorellarium13/sorella.htm