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Midcentury Italian Chandelier Gino Sarfatti
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Fabulous five-light chandelier by Gino Sarfatti. Original hand blown globes sit in a nickel chrome
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Mid Century Italian Six Globe Chandelier Gino Sarfatti
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous six-light chandelier by Gino Sarfatti. Original hand blown globes sit in a nickel chrome
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome, Nickel

Midcentury pendant by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce, Italy 1960
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Piacenza, Italy
Rare pendant lamp mod. 2095/9 designed by Gino sarfatti. Original structure and clear glass
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Iconic & Original Gino Sarfatti "2097" 50 Bulb Chrome Chandelier for Arredoluce
By Arredoluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Italian mid century designer Gino Sarfatti created the "Mod 2097," a 50-bulb hanging chandelier, in
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Gino Sarfatti Floor Lamp Mod 1091
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Red Lion, PA
threads, internally diffused light and independently activated up-light. Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce, Italy
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Vintage 1960s Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

1940S Floor Lamp By Gino Sarfatti
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Sarfatti circa 1946/48 Brand New Shade Original condition.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

1940S Floor Lamp By Gino Sarfatti
1940S Floor Lamp By Gino Sarfatti
H 74.81 in Dm 19.69 in
Gino Sarfatti Floor Lamp for Arteluce
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Floor lamp model 1904 by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce, Brescia, Italy circa 1966 This floor lamp
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Mid-20th Century Italian Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Three-Shade Lamp by Gino Sarfatti
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Petite organic modern table lamp, designed by Gino Sarfatti for Knoll. Three domed shades, enameled
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Metal

Three-Shade Lamp by Gino Sarfatti
Three-Shade Lamp by Gino Sarfatti
H 10 in W 13 in D 12 in
Sarfatti for Arteluce Chandelier Model 2042 / 3
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in New York, NY
Sarfatti for arteluce chandelier model 2042 / 3 $4,200.00 Timeless flush mount chandelier
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass, Lacquer

Rare Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce Floor Lamp
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A rare and original Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce floor lamp, circa 1940s. Anodized wood and tripod
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Black Three Shade Lamp by Gino Sarfatti
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Petite organic modern table lamp, designed by Gino Sarfatti. Three domed shades float on curved
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Large Eighteen-Light Brass Chandelier after Sarfatti
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in New York, NY
Large eighteen-light brass up and down light chandelier, in very good working, original condition
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Early Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce Chrome Chandelier
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Hanover, MA
This is a very early example of the iconic "2097" chandelier designed in 1958 by Gino Sarfatti and
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

Brass 'Regency' Chandelier Sarfatti Type, Germany 1950s
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Berlin, BE
forms, noble materials and perfect craftmanship. It is in nearly perfect original condition and was
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Vintage 1950s German Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Rare Gino Sarfatti No. 1051/m Luminator
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Munich, DE
By Arteluce. All original and signed.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Gino Sarfatti Triennale Floor Lamp
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in New York, NY
Iconic mid-century Italian Triennale floor lamp. Original design 1947 by Angelo Lelii for
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

Gino Sarfatti Triennale Floor Lamp
Gino Sarfatti Triennale Floor Lamp
H 80 in W 36 in D 24 in
Gino Sarfatti sconce model 27 Arteluce Italy 1956
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Minimalistic model 27 sconce designed by Gino Sarfatti and manufactured by Arteluce, Italy 1956
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Gino Sarfatti 595/P Wall Lamps Arteluce 1961
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare pair of ‘595/p’ adjustable wall lamps designed by Gino Sarfatti and produced in Italy by
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

Gino Sarfatti 595/P Wall Lamps Arteluce 1961
Gino Sarfatti 595/P Wall Lamps Arteluce 1961
H 3.15 in W 10.24 in D 1.97 in
Gino Sarfatti Arteluce Floor Lamp 1086
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Munich, DE
Gino Sarfatti floor lamp Model 1086 for Arteluce, Italy 1961. Variably adjustable tube construction
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Iron, Brass, Aluminum

Gino Sarfatti Arteluce Floor Lamp 1086
Gino Sarfatti Arteluce Floor Lamp 1086
H 47.25 in W 9.06 in D 6.7 in
Gino Sarfatti model 573 desk lamp Arteluce Italy 1956
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare model 573 desk or table lamp designed by Gino Sarfatti and manufactured by Arteluce, Italy
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce Rare Floor Lamp Model 1025
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in New York, NY
Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce rare floor lamp model 1025 with adjustable tubular polished brass stem
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Brass

Large Table Lamp 600g by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
This old original table lamp 600g was designed by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce in 1966. This lamp is
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

ADJUSTABLE WALL LIGHT BY GINO SARFATTI FOR ARTELUCE (Model 194N)
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Long Island City, NY
Adjustable wall light by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce (Model 194N) executed in green painted metal
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Metal, Steel

Gino Sarfatti 600C Table Lamp Arteluce, 1970s
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in San Benedetto Del Tronto, IT
Designed by Gino Sarfatti in 1966, model 600 is an authentic and distinctive design masterpiece
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Table Lamp by Gino Sarfatti for Arredoluce
By Arredoluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Petite organic modern table lamp, designed by Gino Sarfatti for Arredoluce. Playful, tipped shade
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal

Gino Sarfatti Three Shade Mushroom Lamp in Black and Brass - Pair
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A rare pair of petite mushroom table lamps, designed by Gino Sarfatti. Three domed shades float on
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Metal

Set 3 Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2065 White Diffuser, Black Hardware
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Gino Sarfatti lamp model 2065. White diffuser, black hardware, white cable. Manufactured by Astep
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Plastic

Gino Sarfatti 3055 Ceiling Lamps Arteluce 1962
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Large set of 10 ceiling lamps model 3055 designed by Gino Sarfatti and manufactured by Arteluce
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Metal

Italian Chandelier Pendant Light Murano Glass Attributed to Gino Sarfatti, 1970s
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Sarfatti, from the 1970s. Structure made of chromed metal and Murano glass. The original bullicante globe
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Gino Sarfatti and Archimede Seguso Murano Glass Pendant Chandelier For Arteluce
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Chicago, IL
A three arm pendant chandelier by Gino Sarfatti with Archimede Seguso for Arteluce. The Murano
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Gino Sarfatti Mod. 2065 GF Ceiling Lamp for Arteluce, Italy 1950s
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Rotterdam, ZH
Iconic design, chandelier mod. 2065 GF by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce, Italy 1952. This is the
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce , Italy , model 1045 Floor Lamp circa 1948 .
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Gino Sarfatti Floor Lamp , model 1045 for his own Arteluce lighting company , Italy . Designed in
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

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Brass, Chrome

Chandelier #2042/3 by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in New York, NY
This ceiling light in the model 2042/3 was made by Arteluce Milano, designed by Gino Sarfatti
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Mid-20th Century Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Gino Sarfatti model 2133 chandeliers Arteluce Italy 1972
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Beautiful Gino Sarfatti Model 2133 chandeliers, produced by Arteluce in Italy in 1972. These
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal, Aluminum

Gino Sarfatti chandelier model 2058 Arteluce Italy 1954
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
A monumental model 2058 chandelier designed by Gino Sarfatti and manufactured by Arteluce, Italy
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Aluminum

Model 2079 Pendant by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model 2079 pendant by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce. Designed and manufactured in Italy, 1955. Opaline
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Aluminum

Gino Sarfatti Yellow Mod. 33 Midcentury Directable Wall Light for Arteluce 1950s
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Koper, SI
This fully directable wall light was designed by Italian lighting master Gino Sarfatti for his own
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Sheet Metal

A SPACE-AGE Ceiling Fixture LAMP by GINO SARFATTI & ARTELUCE, Italy 1960
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in PARIS, FR
and white aluminum, model 2133, from the very first edition of Gino Sarfatti's latest lighting fixture
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Vintage 1960s Italian Space Age Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal

Gino Sarfatti Model 1095 Floor Lamp for Astep
By Gino Sarfatti, Astep
Located in Glendale, CA
Gino Sarfatti Model 1095 Floor Lamp for Astep. Originally designed by Gino Sarfatti in 1968, this
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

White Italian Midcentury Brass and Marble Table Lamp Designed by Gino Sarfatti
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Kastrup, DK
Gino Sarfatti, 1912-1985. Brass and white lacquered metal table lamp on white marble base
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Marble, Brass, Metal

Wall Sconce 194n by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Saint-Ouen, IDF
Beautiful extending arm wall sconce designed by Gino Sarfatti and produced by Arteluce circa 1958
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum, Brass

Wall Sconce 194n by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce
Wall Sconce 194n by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce
H 9.85 in W 15.75 in D 66.93 in
Gino Sarfatti Wall Lamps Model 142 Arteluce, 1958
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Pair of large wall or ceiling lamps model 142 designed by Gino Sarfatti, manufactured by Arteluce
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum

Gino Sarfatti 595 Table Lamp Arteluce, Italy, 1961
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Sculptural and adjustable table lamp model 595 designed by Gino Sarfatti and manufactured by
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Chrome, Aluminum

Gino Sarfatti Ceiling Lamp Model 3001/40 Arteluce, 1950
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Sarfatti 1938-1973 selected works, page 479 Arteluce original catalog, page 69 Gino Sarfatti – born in
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Metal

Large Mid-Century Gino Sarfatti "2097"/18 Chrome Chandelier
By Flos, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Antwerp, BE
The chrome chandelier designed by Gino Sarfatti for Flos 1980s. This design contains 18 bulbs and
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

1960s Arteluce Italian Ceiling Light Plafonnier Gino Sarfatti Milan
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Chula Vista, CA
label Arteluce Attributed to Gino Sarfatti. 8 lamps are available. Listing price is per lamp/item. 7.75
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Flush Mount

Materials

Metal

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2065 White Diffuser, Black Hardware
By Gino Sarfatti, Astep
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Gino Sarfatti lamp model 2065. White diffuser, black hardware, white cable. Manufactured by Astep
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Set 3 Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2065 White Diffuser, Black Hardware, White Cable
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Gino Sarfatti lamp model 2065. White diffuser, black hardware, white cable. Manufactured by Astep
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Plastic

Italian Modern Adjustable Floor Lamp Attributed to Gino Sarfatti
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Brooklyn, NY
stem. Often attributed to Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce, but unmarked. Measures: Base diameter 11" Nice
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Nickel, Steel

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2065 White Diffuser, Black Hardware
By Gino Sarfatti, Astep
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Gino Sarfatti lamp model 2065. White diffuser, black hardware, white cable. Manufactured by Astep
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Gino Sarfatti Attributed Round Illuminated Mirror, Italy, circa 1960
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Vienna, AT
Rare 26" Illuminating mirror with bevelled edges by Sarfatti for Arteluce, circa 1964 Backlit
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors

Materials

Glass, Mirror

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2065 White Diffuser, Black Hardware
By Astep, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Gino Sarfatti lamp model 2065. White diffuser, black hardware, white cable. Manufactured by Astep
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2065 White Diffuser by Astep
By Gino Sarfatti, Astep
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Gino Sarfatti lamp model 2065. White diffuser, black hardware, white cable. Manufactured by Astep
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Lighting

Materials

Plastic

Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce Rare Sputnik Chandelier Model 2003
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in New York, NY
in excellent original condition. A truly a chic and iconic Sarfatti design, this spectacular
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2065 White Diffuser by Astep
By Gino Sarfatti, Astep
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Gino Sarfatti lamp model 2065. White diffuser, black hardware, white cable. Manufactured by Astep
Category

2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Plastic

Gino Sarfatti 1086 floor lamp Arteluce Italy 1961 white
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare minimalist floor lamp model 1086 designed by Gino Sarfatti and manufactured by Arteluce
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Aluminum

Gino Sarfatti Model #10 Sconce in Green for Arteluce
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Glendale, CA
Gino Sarfatti Model #10 sconce in green for Arteluce. Executed in original green painted aluminum
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Aluminum

Model 593 Table Lamp by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model 593 Table Lamp by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce. Designed and manufactured in Italy, circa 1960
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Nickel

Gino Sarfatti Model #10 Sconce in Black for Arteluce
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Glendale, CA
Gino Sarfatti Model #10 sconce in black for Arteluce. Executed in black painted aluminum and custom
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Aluminum

Gino Sarfatti Model #10 Sconce in Red for Arteluce
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Glendale, CA
Gino Sarfatti Model #10 sconce in red for Arteluce. Executed in red painted aluminum and custom
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass, Aluminum

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Sarfatti Original For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic sarfatti original available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, brass and aluminum, every sarfatti original was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a sarfatti original, we have 532 options in-stock, while there are 116 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a sarfatti original — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A sarfatti original, designed in the mid-century modern, modern or Scandinavian Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce and Astep each produced at least one beautiful sarfatti original that is worth considering.

How Much is a Sarfatti Original?

A sarfatti original can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,138, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $75,000.

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

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

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 celebrated 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.

Generations turn over, and mid-century modern remains arguably the most popular style going. 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 lighting for You

The right table lamp, outwardly sculptural chandelier or understated wall pendant can work wonders for your home. While we’re indebted to thinkers like Thomas Edison for critically important advancements in lighting and electricity, we’re still finding new ways to customize illumination to fit our personal spaces all these years later. A wide range of antique and vintage lighting can be found on 1stDibs.

Today, lighting designers like the self-taught Bec Brittain have used the flexible structure of LEDs to craft glamorous solutions by working with what is typically considered a harsh lighting source. By integrating glass and mirrors, reflection can be used to soften the glow from LEDs and warmly welcome light into any space.

Although contemporary innovators continue to impress, some of the classics can’t be beat. 

Just as gazing at the stars allows you to glimpse the universe’s past, vintage chandeliers like those designed by Gino Sarfatti and J. & L. Lobmeyr, for example, put on a similarly stunning show, each with a rich story to tell.

As dazzling as it is, the Arco lamp, on the other hand, prioritizes functionality — it’s wholly mobile, no drilling required. Designed in 1962 by architect-product designers Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, the piece takes the traditional form of a streetlamp and creates an elegant, arching floor fixture for at-home use.

There is no shortage of modernist lighting similarly prized by collectors and casual enthusiasts alike — there are Art Deco table lamps created in a universally appreciated style, the Tripod floor lamp by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, Greta Magnusson Grossman's sleek and minimalist Grasshopper lamps and, of course, the wealth of mid-century experimental lighting that emerged from Italian artisans at Arredoluce, FLOS and many more are hallmarks in illumination innovation

With decades of design evolution behind it, home lighting is no longer just practical. Crystalline shaping by designers like Gabriel Scott turns every lighting apparatus into a luxury accessory. A new installation doesn’t merely showcase a space; carefully chosen ceiling lights, table lamps and floor lamps can create a mood, spotlight a favorite piece or highlight your unique personality.

The sparkle that your space has been missing is waiting for you amid the growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary lighting for sale on 1stDibs.