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  • Literature

    ‘Apparecchi di illuminazione’, Arteluce, Milan, 1950s, n.p.; Rivista dell’ Arredamento, vol. 54, June 1954, Milan, p. 56, fig. 3; Galerie Christine Diegoni, Gino Sarfatti, Paris, 2008, pp. 65 and 160

  • 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 table lamp, model no. 573

c. 1950
Aluminium, painted metal, chrome-plated tubular metal, acrylic.
94.5 cm (37 1/4 in) high, fully extended
Manufactured by Arteluce, Italy. Interior of shade with manufacturer’s paper label ‘AL/MILANO/ARTELUCE’.

Estimate
£3,000 - 4,000 

Design

27 September 2011
London