Gino Sarfatti - Design & Design Art New York Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Andrea Branzi and Michele De Lucchi, eds., Il Design Italiano Delgli Anni ’50, Milan, 1985, p. 223; Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio 1950/1980, Milan, 1985, p. 79; Penny Sparke, Italian Design: 1870 to the Present, London, 1988, p. 99; Museu do Design: Luxo, Pop, Cool, De 1937 Até Hoje, exh. cat., Museu do Design, Lisbon, 1999, pl. 24

  • 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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Rare ceiling light, model no 2072

ca. 1953
Perspex, painted metal.
45 1/2 in. (115.6 cm) drop
Manufactured by Arteluce, Italy.

$22,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $55,000

Design & Design Art

13 Dec 2007, 2pm
New York