Gino Sarfatti model 608 sconces Arteluce Italy 1971 red blue

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Gino Sarfatti

Venice 1912 – 1984
Engineer, lighting designer


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Truly rare set of model 608 wall or ceiling lamps designed by Gino Sarfatti and manufactured by Arteluce in Italy in 1971. These wall lamps are made from enameled metal in a vibrant red and dark blue. The oversized bulb makes this design very playful. The lamps could also be seen as a minimalistic approach on the ancient Roman bust’s. The playful use of red and blue them not only functional but also fun to look at. These lamps come from an old stock and You’ll find the Arteluce sticker on the sides. They can be used as either wall or ceiling lamps.

 

Kindly note that these are priced and sold in a set of 2.

 

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.

 

These lamps are checked in our own atelier, cleaned and is suitable for use in the USA.

Designer: Gino Sarfatti
Type: Model 608
Manufacturer: Arteluce
Year: 1971
Country: Italy
Materials: Metal
Condition: Very good
Height: 20 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 20 cm
Item nr: MID0142

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 50 - 75
Outside Europe: € 75 - 100

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