Set of four wall lights, model no. 262

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: selected works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, p. 418
    Gino Sarfatti: Designing Light, exh. cat., Triennale Design Museum, Milan, 2012, p. 53
    Clémence and Didier Krzentowski, eds., The Complete Designers' Lights (1950-1990) 30 Years of Collecting, Paris, 2012, p. 272

  • 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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Set of four wall lights, model no. 262

circa 1971
Aluminium, painted aluminium, nickel-plated brass.
Each: 46.9 cm (18 1/2 in.) diameter
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy. Reverse of each with manufacturer’s paper label AL/MILANO/ARTELUCE.

Estimate
£4,000 - 6,000 

sold for £5,625

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale
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Important Design

London Auction 18 October 2018