Valenti 1929: la storia
1929
the beginning
1929 – the Foundation
corso vercelli

Valenti was born in Milan as a "Turning shop for sheets of any metal in general and possible assembly" In Italy we are experiencing the twenty years of fascism. That same year the New York stock exchange collapsed with serious economic and social consequences. In this context of crisis Valenti invests in raw materials with courage and determination.

1946
first steps
1946 -1960
via belfiore sopraelevata

After the fall of the fascist government and the end of the war, Milan was devastated by bombings. Those who survived talk about the spirit and strength they felt after the war: the desire for rebirth.

In 1946 the AR plan (Albini and Rogers) for the reconstruction and development of Milan was published in “Casabella” (n.194/1946).

On 18 March 1948 Lucio Fontana and others published the First Manifesto of Spatialism which would have Gianni Dova, Roberto Crippa and Cesare Peverelli among its major exponents in Milan.

On February 28, 1949, the reconstruction plan for Milan was approved.

In 1956 the ADI Association of Italian Industrial Design was founded.

In this climate of ferment Valenti specializes in the production of designer lighting technology.

1960
the light
Ecolight
ecolight

1960-1967

Renzo Pighi decides to found the Ecolight brand in Milan to test the lighting production market.

Thus began the collaboration with young designers who see Valenti and EcoLight as a point of reference for creative research.

In Italy the center left asserts itself.

1967
the first drawings
Diatomea
diatomea

Architect Luciano Patetta designs Diatomea. Table lamp made up of an upper body and an internal Perspex diffuser.

1967
research
Tenebra
tenebra bn

Emira e Guido Fochi design Tenebra. A suspension in lacquered metal.

1968
craftmanship
Medusa
donna medusa

Valenti collaborates with Olaf Von Bohr, thus the iconic Medusa lamp is born.

Medusa is created by assembling a series of shaped lacquered strips about a steel hoop. The strips form a unique diffuser that creates a sensually soft lighting effect. Sinuous and winking, it combines the principles of a polished and minimal design with a charge of timeless dream and poetry.

The Prague Spring begins.

1968
the furniture
Furnishing accessories
Attaccapanni e gancio

The Valenti technical studio designs Attaccapanni

Ezio Didone designs Gancio

1969
sinuosity
Hebi
hebi x

Valenti produces the revolutionary Hebi lamp based on a design by the young designer Isao Hosoe.

Man lands on the moon.

1969
the technique
Studio
studio lamp olafvonbohr

Olaf Von Bohr designs the Studio table lamp, designed for desks.

1970
the nature
Pistillo
Pistillo and girl

Studio Tetrarch designs for Valenti: Pistillo

A unique and impressive lamp with a shape inspired by nature.‎ Pistil is the female reproductive organ of the flower.‎ The style and winning design are evident in the chrome body and in the arms that surround the central bulb.‎

Football: Italy – West Germany 4-3, the match of the century.

1972
the grace
Alina
alina

The Valenti studio designs Alina, a highly successful table lamp.

The Watergate scandal hits the headlines.

1972
the green
Fioriera
fioriera

Ezio Didone and Liisi Beckmann design Fioriera. An ABS plant stand.

1975
the globe
Tama
TAMA interno

Isao Hosoe designs Tama.

The war in Vietnam ends.

1975
creativity
A new Image
VALENTI 1975

Valenti redesigns its image

1981
the sea
The Bigo
BIGO

Inspired by the cargo mast of ships, the Valenti technical studio creates Bigo.

IBM launches the first personal computer.

1985
intelligence
Valentina
VALENTINA

The architects De Pas, D'Urbino and Lomazzi design the Valentina table lamp.

Microsoft launches the first version of Windows.

1990
technology
Mito
MITO

The architects De Pas, D'Urbino and Lomazzi design the Valentina table lamp.

Microsoft launches the first version of Windows.

1994
the night
Dolly
DOLLY tavolo

Franco Mirenzi designs the Dolly bedside lamp.

The Channel Tunnel opens.

1997
creative technique
Miriade system
LUCE P

Giuseppe Raimondi designs the Miriade low voltage cable system for Valenti.

The first chapter of Harry Potter has been published.

2000
the new millennium
Ala e FIbra
FIBRA ALO e ALA

Franco Mirenzi invents ALA, a directional wall and ceiling lamp.

Mario Barbaglia designs Fibra, a table lamp.

Vittorio Gassmann disappears.

2004
the glass
Sphere
Illuminazione e complementi d'arredo Valenti

Marco Agnoli designs the Sphere collection for Valenti..

The social network Facebook is born.

2005
fantasy
Promenade
PROMENADE parete

Lorenzo Palmeri designs Promenade, a rotating wall and ceiling lamp.

2005
the drawing
Mandarin system
Mandarin

Giancarlo Fassina and Carlo Forcolini design the Mandarin system for Valenti.

2007
rational kitsch
Calligrafico
CALLIGRAFICO Nity

Mario Maccarini designs the Calligrafico collection.

Apple launches the iPhone on the market.

Big Luciano disappears.

2009
the harmony of form
Ego e Corsaro
EGO e Corsaro

Mario Maccarini creates Ego, a mirror lamp for the make-up room.

Mario barbaglia designs Corsaro, a floor lamp.

USA: Obama is sworn in as the 44th president.