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Gino Sarfatti Lamp Model 2065 White Diffuser, Black Hardware, for Astep

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Gino Sarfatti lamp model 2065. White diffuser, black hardware, black cable. Manufactured by Astep Model 2065 Design by Gino Sarfatti The 2065 is made of two joined opaline methacrylate saucer-shaped diffusers suspended from the ceiling with a black painted aluminum canopy. The simplicity of the design and lightness of the materials makes for an elegant and free-floating Luminaire. Timeless innovation 1950-2016 The suspension lamp designed in 1950 emphasizes the innovative, experimental approach of Gino Sarfatti. At that time, the favored material of the lighting industry was glass. But when Gino Sarfatti received the first samples of methacrylate in 1949-1950, a new polymer plastic that was much stronger and lighter than glass, his experiments led him to a new suspension lamp, model 2065. As in so many of his designs, he continued to work with different compositions, dimensions and color variants over the following years. Model 2065 consists of a diffuser made of two joined opalescent saucers, suspended from the ceiling with a black-painted aluminum canopy. The simplicity of Gino Sarfatti’s elliptical design and the lightness of the materials make for a seemingly weightless Luminaire. The Luminaire was relaunched by Astep in 2016, which also introduced a black version where the upper saucer is finished with a soft-touch coating. This leaves the lower diffuser as the only light source, creating a more intimate light space and a strong, graphic expression. In a continuation of the original idea, five LED bulbs provide the lighting in both versions. Specifications model 2065 Typology suspension Materials opaline methacrylate diffusers, aluminum structure Dimensions: Ø 538 x 546mm Diffuser diameter Ø 538mm Cable length 4000mm Weight 2.70kg Light source 5 x E14 LED 4.5W 470lm (2350lm total) 2700K Dimmable bulbs Included Not UL listed This lamp is wired for Europe, if used in US or any other country the client will need to convert it. Gino Sarfatti Born in Venice in 1912, Gino Sarfatti studied to become an aeronautical engineer until family circumstances compelled him to relocate to Milan where he had his first encounter with lighting, an engineering project to transform a glass vase into a lamp. This encounter with lighting design and engineering shaped the path of his life. In 1939 Gino Sarfatti founded his company Arteluce, which brought lighting into the 20th century combining innovative ideas with groundbreaking design. Arteluce won numerous prizes and awards including the Compasso d’Oro in 1954 and 1955, and the Honorary Diploma of the Milan Triennale, becoming an important meeting place for many leading Italian architects throughout the 1950s and 1960s. The first Milanese Arteluce retail space was designed with Marco Zanuso in 1951. Ten years later Gino Sarfatti and his lifelong friend Vittoriano Viganò designed their flagship location on Via Della Spiga. Throughout his career, Gino Sarfatti explored and was inspired by new product typologies, innovative materials, lighting technologies, and production techniques. His hybrid talent as a designer and engineer enabled him to created refined products in both aesthetics and function. Gino Sarfatti was a significant figure in the history of Italian Industrial Design, developing more than 700 luminaires. In 1973 he retired on Lake Como, with Flos acquiring Arteluce and their expansive catalog. Gino Sarfatti died at Gravedona in 1985.

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  • Creator
    Astep (Manufacturer),Gino Sarfatti (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.26 in (54 cm)Diameter: 20.87 in (53 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Contemporary
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Re-Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time
    8-9 weeks
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Barcelona, ES
  • Reference Number
    Seller: AP.2065WHITEDIFUSSERBLACKCABLEBLACKHARDWARELAMP.1A.RL.000231stDibs: LU1427230295612

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About the Designer

Gino Sarfatti

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.

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