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  • Literature

    Roberto Aloi, Illuminazione D’oggi, Milan, 1956, pp. 54-55

  • 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 and important wall light

1960s
Painted metal, brass, glass.
73 x 156 x 26 cm. (28 3/4 x 61 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)
Manufactured by Arteluce, Italy. Rim of one shade with decal ‘AL/MILANO/ARTELUCE’ and another shade with partial decal. Each inside rim of glass impressed with 'MILANO ITALIA MOD-222 S.A.S BREV-CATAPHOTES'.  Designed for the Teatro Piccolo, Milan.

Estimate
£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £18,750

Design

28 April 2010
London