Unique ceiling light, variant of model no. 194n

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    Private collection, Rovigo

  • Artist Bio

    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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Unique ceiling light, variant of model no. 194n

1950s
Painted aluminium, nickel-plated brass, brass-plated steel, chromium-plated steel, painted steel.
Variable drop, 40.1 x 149 cm (15 3/4 x 58 5/8 in.)
Interior of shade with partial manufacturer's label printed AL/MILANO/ARTELUCE.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

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