Gino Sarfatti - Design London Friday, June 19, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pieter De Bruyne, Aalst, Belgium
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 2005

  • Literature

    Roberto Aloi, Esempi Di Decorazione Moderna Di Tutto Il Mondo, Illuminazione d'Oggi, Milan, 1956, p. 180
    Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: selected works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, pp. 260, 484

  • 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 or ceiling light, model no. 3026

circa 1954
Painted brass, painted steel, fluorescent bulbs.
123.5 x 20 x 17 cm (48 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 6 3/4 in.)
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan Italy.

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £12,500

Contact Specialist

Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale, Associate Specialist
+44 20 7318 4019


London Auction 19 June 2020