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Gino Sarfatti 2109

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/24/14 Champagne Structure
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere chandelier is composed of a circular array of blown
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/24/14 Champagne Structure
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere chandelier is composed of a circular array of blown
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/16/20 Champagne Structure
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere chandelier is composed of a circular array of blown
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/16/20 Champagne Structure
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere chandelier is composed of a circular array of
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/24/14 Black Structure for Astep
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere chandelier is composed of a circular array of blown
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Aluminum

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/16/14 Champagne Structure by Astep
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere Chandelier is composed of a circular array of
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/24/14 Black Structure for Astep
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere chandelier is composed of a circular array of blown
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/24/14 Black Structure for Astep
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere chandelier is composed of a circular array of
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/16/14 Black Structure by Astep
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere chandelier is composed of a circular array of blown
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Steel

Gino Sarfatti Model 2109/16/14 Opaline Glass Chandelier in Champagne
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Glendale, CA
Gino Sarfatti model 2109/16/14 opaline glass chandelier in champagne for Astep. This Astep re
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Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/16/14 Champagne Structure by Astep
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere Chandelier is composed of a circular array of
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Steel

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/16/20 Black Structure for Astep
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere Chandelier is composed of a circular array of
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/16/20 Black Structure for Astep
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere Chandelier is composed of a circular array of
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Model 2109 /24/14 "Le Sfere" Suspension Light by Gino Sarfatti
By Gino Sarfatti, Astep
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model 2109 24 14 suspension light by Gino Sarfatti. Current production designed and manufactured in
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Monumental Gino Sarfatti Model 2109/24/14 Chandelier in Black for Astep
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Glendale, CA
Gino Sarfatti Model 2109/24/14 chandelier in black for Astep. This Astep re-edition of Gino
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Mid-Century Modern Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/24/14 Champagne Structure
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere chandelier is composed of a circular array of
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

Monumental Gino Sarfatti Model 2109/24/14 Chandelier in Champagne for Astep
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Glendale, CA
Monumental Gino Sarfatti Model 2109/24/14 chandelier in champagne for Astep. This Astep re
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Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/16/14 Black Transparent Structure by Astep
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti Specifications model 2109/16/14 Typology suspension Materials
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Steel

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/16/20 Black Transparent Structure for Astep
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Model 2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti Specifications model 2109/16/20 Typology suspension Materials
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Steel

20th Century Gino Sarfatti Chandelier Mod. 2109/24 in White for Arteluce, 1960s
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Turin, Turin
Gino Sarfatti was an Italian designer and businessman born in 1912 in Venice. After studying
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

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Metal

Gino Sarfatti Model 2109/16/20 Opaline Glass Chandelier in Champagne for Astep
By Gino Sarfatti, Astep
Located in Glendale, CA
Gino Sarfatti Model 2109/16/20 opaline glass chandelier in champagne for Astep. This Astep re
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Steel

Gino Sarfatti Model 2109/16/20 Opaline Glass Chandelier in Black for Astep
By Gino Sarfatti, Astep
Located in Glendale, CA
Gino Sarfatti Model 2109/16/20 opaline glass chandelier in black for Astep. This Astep re-edition
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Steel

Gino Sarfatti Model 2109/16/14 Opaline Glass Chandelier in Black for Astep
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Glendale, CA
Gino Sarfatti model 2109/16/14 opaline glass chandelier in black for Astep. This Astep re-edition
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Set of 16x Spheres only for Sarfatti Lamp Model 2109/16/20
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
2109 Design by Gino Sarfatti The Le Sfere chandelier is composed of a circular array of blown opaline
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

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Steel

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Gino Sarfatti 2109 For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the gino sarfatti 2109 you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A gino sarfatti 2109 — often made from metal, steel and glass — can elevate any home. Find 2 options for an antique or vintage gino sarfatti 2109 now, or shop our selection of 12 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect gino sarfatti 2109 — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each gino sarfatti 2109 bearing Mid-Century Modern or Modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Gino Sarfatti 2109?

Prices for a gino sarfatti 2109 can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $10,481 and can go as high as $19,397, while the average can fetch as much as $12,310.

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That a spiky, futuristic chandelier named “Sputnik,” which was highly suggestive of the Soviet satellite of the same name, designed by an Italian engineer could predate the space age and the satellite’s launch by a few decades is the stuff of legend. But in 1939, Venetian-born Gino Sarfatti channeled his obsession with light and expert engineering skills into a design so bold it predicted the future. He would go on to design around 700 lighting products in his lifetime — each table lamp, wall light, pendant and chandelier superb and unorthodox in shape.

Sarfatti’s singular focus on creating opulent lighting designs that were rational in their use of resources makes him one of the most innovative lighting designers in history. He was studying to be an aeronautical engineer at the University of Genoa when his family’s financial troubles led him to drop out and move to Milan to help. During this time, he built a lamp for a friend using a coffee machine’s electric components and a glass vase. This exercise sparked his fascination with lighting, and he went on to found Arteluce in 1939. What followed was a period of working with skilled artisans and tinkering with materials instead of sketching. The self-taught designer soon established himself as a creator of provocative, sculptural luxury lighting. Through the company, he collaborated with some of the 20th century’s most influential designers, such as Vittoriano Viganò, who worked on Arteluce lighting between 1946 and 1960. In the 1950s and ’70s, Franco Albini, Franca Helg, Ico Parisi and Massimo Vignelli all contributed designs.

Sarfatti used resources mindfully and injected functionality into everything he designed. His light fixtures were lightweight, easy to take apart and reassemble and could be affordably repaired. This marriage of utilitarianism and glamour lent Sarfatti’s designs a clean, minimal yet arresting splendor, based on their graphical forms and construction.

After World War II, Sarfatti embraced new wiring technologies and materials like plexiglass, such as his 1972 project with Carlo Mollino that filled the Teatro Regio in Turin with hundreds of plexiglass pipes. In 1973, Sarfatti sold Arteluce to FLOS. His foresight, invention and fearlessness as a designer are revered to this day.

Find a collection of vintage Gino Sarfatti lighting now on 1stDibs.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

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The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right chandeliers-pendant-lights for You

Chandeliers — simple in form, inspired by candelabras and originally made of wood or iron — first made an appearance in early churches. For those wealthy enough to afford them for their homes in the medieval period, a chandelier's suspended lights likely exuded imminent danger, as lit candles served as the light source for fixtures of the era. Things have thankfully changed since then, and antique and vintage chandeliers and pendant lights are popular in many interiors today.

While gas lighting during the late 18th century represented an upgrade for chandeliers — and gas lamps would long inspire Danish architect and pioneering modernist lighting designer Poul Henningsen — it would eventually be replaced with the familiar electric lighting of today.

The key difference between a pendant light and a chandelier is that a pendant incorporates only a single bulb into its design. Don’t mistake this for simplicity, however. An Art Deco–styled homage to Sputnik from Murano glass artisans Giovanni Dalla Fina (note: there is more than one lighting fixture that shares its name with the iconic mid-century-era satellite — see Gino Sarfatti’s design too), with handcrafted decorative elements supported by a chrome frame, is just one stunning example of the elaborate engineering that can be incorporated into every component of a chandelier.

Chandeliers have evolved over time, but their classic elegance has remained unchanged. Not only will the right chandelier prove impressive in a given room, but it can also offer a certain sense of practicality. These fixtures can easily illuminate an entire space, while their elevated position prevents them from creating glare or straining one’s eyes. Certain materials, like glass, can complement naturally lit settings without stealing the show. Brass, on the other hand, can introduce an alluring, warm glow. While LEDs have earned a bad reputation for their perceived harsh bluish lights and a loss of brightness over their life span, the right design choices can help harness their lighting potential and create the perfect mood. A careful approach to lighting can transform your room into a peaceful and cozy nook, ideal for napping, reading or working.

For midsize spaces, a wall light or sconce can pull the room together and get the lighting job done. Perforated steel rings underneath five bands of handspun aluminum support a rich diffusion of light within Alvar Aalto's Beehive pendant light, but if you’re looking to brighten a more modest room, perhaps a minimalist solution is what you’re after. The mid-century modern furniture designer Charlotte Perriand devised her CP-1 wall lamps in the 1960s, in which a repositioning of sheet-metal plates can redirect light as needed.

The versatility and variability of these lighting staples mean that, when it comes to finding something like the perfect chandelier, you’ll never be left hanging. From the whimsical — like the work of Beau & Bien’s Sylvie Maréchal, frequently inspired by her dreams — to the classic beauty of Paul Ferrante's fixtures, there is a style for every room. With designs for pendant lights and chandeliers across eras, colors and materials, you’ll never run out of options to explore on 1stDibs.