Ceiling light, model no. 2027

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  • Literature

    Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: selected works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, p. 463

  • Artist Bio

    Gino Sarfatti

    Italian • 1912 - 1985

    Rising above the devastation of World War II, post-war Italian design reached new heights of productivity and ingenuity, particularly in the realm of lighting. Gino Sarfatti is among the most celebrated lighting designers from this fruitful period. Before founding his company Arteluce in 1939, Sarfatti studied aeronautical engineering. He brought the inventiveness of a self-taught outsider to the field of lighting design, while his mechanical background lent lightness and ingenuity of construction. Poetic underpinnings are also evident in lamps such as model no. 1034 (sometimes referred to as the "Vine" lamp), which features a nearly 8' twisting brass stem graced with nine delicate, articulating white shades like buds on a flower.

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Property from a Private Collection, Milan

Ceiling light, model no. 2027

1938-1942
Brass, painted aluminium, parchment shade.
143 cm (56 1/4 in.) drop, 75.5 cm (29 3/4 in.) diameter.
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy. Interior fixture with manufacturer’s label printed AL/MILANO/ARTELUCE.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

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Madalena Horta e Costa
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Important Design

London Auction 26 April 2018