Gino Sarfatti model 143 wall lamp by Arteluce Italy 1963

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Gino Sarfatti

Italy 1912 – 1984
Engineer, lighting designer


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The Gino Sarfatti Model 143 wall lamp by Arteluce, crafted in Italy in 1963, is a distinguished piece of mid-century modern design. This elegant lamp features a sleek construction of grey painted aluminium and metal, complemented by exquisite holophane glass shades. The dual-sided glass shades not only enhance its aesthetic appeal but also provide a wonderful diffusion of light, creating a warm and inviting ambiance when illuminated.

 

This particular model is marked with the authentic Arteluce sticker at the back, attesting to its originality and heritage. Remarkably well-preserved, the lamp is in impeccable condition, showcasing the enduring quality and craftsmanship typical of Sarfatti’s designs. Its fully original state further adds to its value, making it a prized possession for collectors and enthusiasts of vintage lighting. The Gino Sarfatti Model 143 wall lamp remains a timeless piece, epitomizing the innovative spirit of 1960s Italian design. And of course is very similar in style with the BBPR lamps from Arteluce, crafted in the same period.

 

Literature; M. Romanelli, S. Severi, Gino Sarfatti opere scelte 1938; 1973 Silvana Editore 2012, page 398.

 

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 lamps are checked in our own atelier, cleaned and are also suitable for use in the USA

 

Designer: Gino Sarfatti
Type: Model 143
Manufacturer: Arteluce
Year: 1963
Country: Italy
Materials: Aluminium, glass
Condition: Very good
Height: 10 cm
Width: 28 cm
Depth: 36 cm
Item nr: MF24FE78

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Europe: € 50 - 75
Outside Europe: € 75 - 150

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