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  • Literature

    Edoardo Paoli, 'Specchiere e specchi', quaderni vitrum, no. 8, p. 52
    Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: selected works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, p. 404

  • 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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Wall light, model no. 178 NT

circa 1950
Acrylic, painted tubular brass, painted brass.
104 x 80 x 23.3 cm (40 7/8 x 31 1/2 x 9 1/8 in.)
Manufactured by Arteluce, Italy.

Estimate
£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £20,000

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London Auction 29 April 2014 2pm