Ceiling light, model no. 2068

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    Roberto Aloi, L’ Arredamento Moderno, sesta serie, Milan, 1955, fig. 209
    Roberto Aloi, Esempi Di Decorazione Moderna Di Tutto Il Mondo, Illuminazione d'Oggi, Milan, 1956, p. 186
    Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio 1950/1980, Milan, 1985, p. 74
    Piero Castiglioni, Lux: Italia 1930-1990. L'architettura della luce / The architecture of lighting / L'architecture de la lumière, Milan, 1991, p. 67
    Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: selected works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, pp. 19, 66, 99, 231, 468

  • 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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Ceiling light, model no. 2068

circa 1952
Painted brass, brass.
37 cm (14 5/8 in.) drop, 110 cm (43 1/4 in.) diameter
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy.

£18,000 - 24,000 

sold for £56,250

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Important Design

London Auction 21 March 2019