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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    Clémence and Didier Krzentowski, eds., The Complete Designers' Lights II, 35 Years of Collecting, Paris, 2014, p. 34

  • 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 adjustable standard lamp, model no. 1049/N

circa 1951
Painted aluminium, painted steel, brass, marble.
205 cm (80 3/4 in.) high
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy.

Estimate
£20,000 - 25,000 

Sold for £37,800

Contact Specialist

Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale, Associate Specialist
+44 20 7318 4019
[email protected]

 

Design

London Auction 12 November 2020