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GINO SARFATTI (1912-1985)

Floor lamp model 1073/3G
Manufactured by Arteluce
Italy, 1954
Painted metal, fluorescent tube

24 cm diameter x 182 cm height
9,44 in diameter x 71,65 in height

Marco Romanelli & Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti, Opere scelte 1938-1973, Silvana Editoriale, Milan, 2002, pp. 284-285 et 454
Clémence & Didier Krzentowski, The Complete Designer’s Lights (1950-1990), Editions JRP Ringier, Zürich, 2012, exemplaire similair

Private collection, Milano

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.