Gino Sarfatti - Design London Thursday, May 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Bologna

  • Literature

    'Disegno per l'industria', Domus, no. 274, September 1952, pp. 57-59
    Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: Opere Scelte 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, pp. 124, 125

  • 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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Early ceiling light, model no. 2003

circa 1939
Brass, painted metal.
110 cm (43 1/4 in.) drop, as shown
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy.

£5,000 - 7,000 Ω

Sold for £7,560

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Antonia King

Head of Sale, Design
+44 20 7901 7944

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London Auction 12 May 2022