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70s table lamp for Insta Sensorette set/2

$560.99per set

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This table lamp is a further development of the Arteluce 540 model table lamp designed in the 1960s, though re-designed and adjusted to a touch model bij Insta Sensorette, in Italy in the 70s. This set of two carried by perspex are to be switched on just by touching the chrome scale of te lamps. Good and working condition consistent with age and use.

Details

  • Creator
    Arteluce (Manufacturer),Gino Sarfatti (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.67 in. (22 cm)Width: 4.34 in. (11 cm)Depth: 4.34 in. (11 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1990s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Amstelveen, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 09290120VT1stDibs: LU2600118219351

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Amstelveen, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 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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