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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • 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 ceiling light

1940s
Painted aluminium, brass, brass-plated steel.
130 x 236 x 63.5 cm (51 1/8 x 92 7/8 x 25 in.)
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy. Interior of each shade with manufacturer's label printed AL/MILANO.

Estimate
£18,000 - 24,000 Ω

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Antonia King

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Design

London Auction 30 June 2021