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

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  • Provenance

    Phillips, London, 'Design', 25 May 2011, lot 90
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Frederic Leibovitz ed., Gino Sarfatti, Paris, 2008, pp. 44-45, 145-46, 151, 154
    Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: Opere Scelte 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, p. 452
    Gino Sarfatti: Il Design della Luce / Designing Light, exh. cat., Triennale Design Museum, Milan, 2012, p. 90
    Clémence Krzentowski and Didier Krzentowski, eds., The Complete Designers' Lights (1950-1990), Paris, 2012, p. 93

  • 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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Floor lamp, model no. 1063

circa 1954
Painted steel.
215.5 x 39.1 x 45 cm (84 7/8 x 15 3/8 x 17 3/4 in.)
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy. Underside of base with label printed MADE IN ITALY.

£12,000 - 18,000 Ω

Contact Specialist

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


London Auction 26 April 2023