Gino Sarfatti 2042/9 ceiling lamp Arteluce Italy 1963





Large ceiling lamp model 2042/9 designed by Gino Safatti and manufactured by Arteluce in Italy in 1963. This refined ceiling light is composed of nine blown opaline glass spheres supported by a wonderful painted off-white aluminium mount and structure. Each sphere is gently held in place by the ring and can be placed in both directions. Seen from the bottom the lamps has a stunning layered shape. It’s clear to see that Sarfatti was inspired by the large chandeliers that were seen in luxurious hotel lobby’s in the roaring twenties. He took this to a modern shaped lamp eliminating all unnecessary elements but still keeping the impressive appearance. The lamp is marked with the Arteluce sticker on the side of the ceiling fixture. The lamp remains in very good original condition with minor wear from age.


Published in Sarfatti book and Arteluce catalogue.


Gino Sarfatti – born in Venice in 1912 and with an educational background in engineering – started designing lamps and founded the company ‘Arteluce’ (the art of lighting) in 1939. Arteluce quickly established itself as a leading actor in shaping the modern Italian architectural movement and became a meeting place and hub for many of the leading Italian mid-century designers, including Franco Albini, Gianfranco Frattini, Sergio Asti and Ico Parisi for example.


Sarfatti designed over 400 lighting products and made a significant contribution to innovating lighting design by experimenting with new materials, production methodologies and light sources. In 1951, he first began to work with plexi-glass. Gino Sarfatti was the first to design a lamp that uses halogen bulbs back in 1971. Sarfatti and Arteluce received several design awards including e.g., the prestigious Compasso d’Oro in 1954 and 1955, and the Honorary Diploma at the Milan Triennale. Arteluce was sold to Flos in 1973 and took over production of many lights.


This lamp is checked in our own atelier, cleaned and is also suitable for use in the USA.

Designer: Gino Sarfatti
Type: Model 2042/9
Manufacturer: Arteluc
Year: 1963
Country: Italy
Materials: Aluminium, glass
Condition: Very good, original
Height: 44 cm
Width: 72 cm
Depth: 72 cm
Item nr: PMF24JA291

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 450
Outside Europe: € 500 - 750

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