Gino Sarfatti - Design London Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: Opere Scelte 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, p. 488

  • 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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Set of eight adjustable lights, model no. 586/s

circa 1962
Painted aluminium.
Each: 22 x 20.8 x 18.5 cm (8 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 7 1/4 in.)
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy. Interior of four shades with manufacturer's paper label printed AL/MILANO/ARTELUCE.

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £8,890

Contact Specialist

Antonia King
Head of Sale, Design
+44 20 7901 7944


London Auction 26 April 2023