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  • Literature

    Andrea Branzi and Michele De Lucchi, eds., Il Design Italiano Degli Anni ’50, Milan, 1985, p. 136
    Clémence Krzentowski and Didier Krzentowski, eds., The Complete Designers' Lights (1950-1990) 30 Years of Collecting, Paris, 2012, p. 23
    Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: selected works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, pp. 153, 446

  • 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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Standard lamp, model no. 1035

circa 1948
Painted metal, painted tubular brass, brass, marble.
216 cm (85 in.) high
Manufactured by Arteluce, Italy.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £20,000

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