Gino Sarfatti - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in association with Yongle Hong Kong Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    Christine Diegoni Zyman, Gino Sarfatti, Paris, 2008, p. 22
    Gino Sarfatti: Il Design della Luce, exh. cat., Triennale Design Museum, Milan, 2012, p. 44
    Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: Opere Scelte 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, pp. 19, 56, 427

  • Artist Biography

    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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Table lamp, model no. 537 G

circa 1950
Painted aluminium, brass, marble.
34 cm (13 3/8 in.) high
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy. Interior of shade with manufacturer's label printed AL/MILANO ARTELUCE.

HK$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$40,320

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in association with Yongle

Hong Kong Auction 30 November 2022