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  • Provenance

    Casa Bellori, Inveruno, Milan

  • Literature

    Domus, no. 411, February 1964, n.p. for an advertisement
    Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: selected works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, p. 456

  • 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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Pair of standard lamps, model no. 1081b

circa 1960
Opaque glass, painted tubular steel, painted cast iron, aluminium.
Tallest: 195 cm (76 3/4 in.)
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £27,500

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Design

London Auction 27 April 2017