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Ezio Didone “Mira S” UFO Pendant Light for Arteluce / Flos, Italy, 1990s

$3,550

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Postmodern UFO or flying saucer pendant light giving diffused upward and downward light. Designed in the 1990s by Ezio Didone and manufactured by Arteluce (in those years division of FLOS.), Milano, Italy. A real eye-catcher even unlit. Gem from the time. Colors: black, chrome. Materials: chrome, glass and metal. Measures: diameter 24" in. (61 cm), height 25.6" in. (65 cm), total height incl. suspension 46.85 in. (119 cm). The height is adjustable. Lighting: 1 x halogen 200W R7S mm 115 HD Condition: good vintage condition with signs of age, as imaged. Wiring: the lamp has one halogen socket. The lamp has a European plug. You have to connect a voltage transformer for 120v. We are also happy to help you find a conversion kit for this luminaire, if you wish. All our goods are originally wired for 220v. Delivery without bulbs. Shipping: in order to ensure safe transport, the lamp will be dismantled and carefully packed. Assembly required. We recommend expedited shipping, only.

Details

  • Creator
    Ezio Didone (Designer),Arteluce (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 46.86 in. (119 cm)Diameter: 24.02 in. (61 cm)
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Date of Manufacture
    1990s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Two (of three) rubber bumpers for the glass shade are missing, which in no way affects the function or appearance.
  • Seller Location
    Niederdorfelden, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2340324093812

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  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Niederdorfelden, Germany
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Manufacturer

Arteluce

The lighting maker Arteluce was one of the companies at the heart of the creative explosion in postwar Italian design. The firm’s founder and guiding spirit, Gino Sarfatti (1912–85), was an incessant technical and stylistic innovator who almost single-handedly reinvented the chandelier as a modernist lighting form. Sarfatti attended the University of Genoa to study aeronautical engineering but was forced to drop out when his father’s company went out of business. His mechanical instincts led him to turn his attention to lighting design — and he founded Arteluce as a small workshop in Milan in 1939. Sarfatti’s father was a Jew, so the family fled to Switzerland in 1943, but after the war — largely thanks to Sarfatti’s insistence on efficiency of design and manufacture — Arteluce quickly established itself as a top firm. Though Sarfatti continued as chief designer through the 1950s and ’60s, he also enlisted other designers such as Franco Albini and Massimo Vignelli to contribute work. Sarfatti sold Arteluce to FLOS — a rival Italian lighting maker — in 1973 and retired to pursue a more traditional avocation: collecting and dealing rare postage stamps. Sarfatti is regarded by many collectors as a pioneer of minimalist design. He pared down his lighting works to their essentials, focusing on practical aspects such as flexibility of use. His most famous light, the 2097 chandelier, is a brilliant example of reductive modernist design, featuring a central cylinder from which branches numerous supporting fixtures extending like spokes on a wheel. Similarly, his 566 table lamp is a simple canister, able to be raised or lowered on a stem, holding a half-chrome bulb. Despite the marked functionality of his designs, Sarfatti did have a sprightly side: His 534 table lamp, with its cluster of rounded enameled shades, resembles a vase full of flowers, the Sputnik chandelier (model 2003) was inspired by fireworks and the brightly colored plastic disks of the 2072 chandelier look like lollipops. No matter the style, Sarfatti concentrated first and foremost on the character of light created — and any Arteluce lamp is a modernist masterpiece.
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