Ceiling light, model no. 2095/9

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  • Literature

    Gerhard Krohn and Klaus Halmburger, Lampen und Leuchten, ein internationaler formenquerschnitt, Munich, 1962, p. 174, no. 670
    Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: selected works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, pp. 298, 473
    Clémence Krzentowski and Didier Krzentowski, eds., The Complete Designers' Lights II, 35 Years of Collecting, Paris, 2014, p. 167

  • 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. 2095/9

circa 1958
Painted aluminium, chromium-plated metal, glass.
217 cm (85 3/8 in.) drop
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy.

Estimate
£7,000 - 9,000 Ω

sold for £8,750

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London Auction 20 September 2017