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Gino Sarfatti Flush Mount

Italian, 1912-1985

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.

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Creator: Gino Sarfatti
Rare Large Gino Sarfatti 3009 Flushmounts Produced by Arteluce, Italy, 1953
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Echt, NL
Very rare pair of 3009 flushmounts in excellent condition. Designed by Gino Sarfatti in 1953 Manufactured by Arteluce, Italy These lamps are made of aluminum and glass The top p...
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Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce Flush Mount III
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Large 1960s Gino Sarfatti Metal and Seguso Glass Ceiling Lamp for Arteluce
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Large 1960s Gino Sarfatti Metal and Seguso glass ceiling lamp for Arteluce. Comprised of a large hand blown bubbled Seguso glass and painted perforated metal. The simplicity of Sarfa...
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1950s Gino Sarfatti Metal & Glass Circular Ceiling Lamp for Arteluce
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Set of Two Ceiling Lamps by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Milan, IT
Rare set of two ceiling lamps model 232G by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce. White lacquered frame and aluminum shade.
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1960s Italian Vintage Gino Sarfatti Flush Mount

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Model 2042/6 Flushmount Ceiling Light by Gino Sarfatti
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Model 2042/6 flushmount ceiling light. Originally designed in 1963 by Gino Sarfatti. Current production designed and manufactured in Italy by Astep. Available in black painted steel ...
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Steel

Gino Sarfatti Ceiling Lamp Model 3027p Arteluce 1960
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Modernist ceiling lamp model 3027p designed by Gino Sarfatti, manufactured by Arteluce, Italy 1960. This light exists in three parts, a dark grey lacquered frame, with a molded prism...
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Gino Sarfatti Model 2042/6 Ceiling Light
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Gino Sarfatti Model 3001 Ceiling Lamps Arteluce Italy 1950
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Nice set of minimalist ceiling lamps model 3001/40 designed by Gino Sarfatti and manufactured by Arteluce, Italy 1950. Diffuser in frosted prismatic glass and in excellent condition....
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Aluminum

Gino Sarfatti Arteluce 3003 Ceiling Lamp or Semi Flush Mount Pair, Italy, 1950
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Vienna, AT
Gino Sarfatti Arteluce 3003 ceiling lamp or semi flush mounts, Italy, 1950. Two pieces available, priced and sold individually. Desirable white (egg-shell) painted aluminum light w...
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Model 2042/6 Flush Mount Ceiling Light by Gino Sarfatti
By Gino Sarfatti
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Model 2042/6 flush mount ceiling light. Originally designed in 1963 by Gino Sarfatti. Current production designed and manufactured in Italy by Astep. Brushed champagne finish. Also a...
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Flush Mount by Gino Sarfatt for Arteluce, Model 155, circa 1950s
By Arteluce, Gino Sarfatti
Located in Wiesbaden, Hessen
Rare lacquered metal and brass flush mount by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce, Italy, circa 1950s, (Model 155) Socket: 3 x e27 for standard screw bulbs. In a good vintage condition.
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Gino Sarfatti Chandelier
By Gino Sarfatti
Located in San Francisco, CA
Gino Sarfatti pendant, Italy, 1948. Description: A Gino Sarfatti '2055' pendant for Arteluce, in lacquered aluminium, brass, and satin glass. Literature (a similar model): Marco Ro...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gino Sarfatti Flush Mount

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Brass, Aluminum

Gino Sarfatti 3055 Ceiling Lamps Arteluce 1962
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Large set of 10 ceiling lamps model 3055 designed by Gino Sarfatti and manufactured by Arteluce, Italy 1962. Body is in white lacquered aluminium, the outer shade is refinished, the ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gino Sarfatti Flush Mount

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Metal

Gino Sarfatti 3055 Ceiling Lamp Arteluce Italy 1962
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Nice minimalistic and clean looking 'Model 3055' ceiling lamp designed by Gino Sarfatti and produced by Arteluce in Italy, 1962. This is the famous lamp shade which studio BBPR used ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Gino Sarfatti Flush Mount

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Aluminum

White Metal 5-Lights Wall Lamp Mod. 50 by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce, '68
By Gino Sarfatti, Arteluce
Located in Varese, Lombardia
This wall lamp was designed by Gino Sarfatti in 1968 for bath mirror and it belongs to the early production. The simplicity of its design and its rarity allows this lamp to be used a...
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1960s Italian Space Age Vintage Gino Sarfatti Flush Mount

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Gino Sarfatti flush mount for sale on 1stDibs

Gino Sarfatti flush mount are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Gino Sarfatti flush mount, there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 9 vintage versions of these items, while there are 3 modern editions to choose from as well. During the 20th century, many of the original flush mounts by Gino Sarfatti were created in Italy in the mid-century modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider flush mount by Vistosi, Achille Castiglioni and Carlo Nason. Prices for Gino Sarfatti flush mount can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $1,669 and tops out at $18,000, while pieces like these can sell for $5,150 on average.

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