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Model 1063 Lamp

c. 1954/2014

by Gino Sarfatti

Model 1063 Lamp

by Gino Sarfatti

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The Model 1063 lamp noted here features a slender aluminum tubular post with a painted finish with a long verti­cal slit that diffuses light. The mini­mal­ist light tube” post is supported by steel canted braces that connect it to a box that rests on the floor – not only does the box func­tion as the lamp’s weighted base but it also clev­erly housed the elec­tro­mag­netic ballast that supported the orig­i­nal func­tion of Mod 1063’s fluo­res­cent tubular bulb. The fluo­res­cent tube has been replaced with an LED strip; the box form was re-used to conceal the elec­tron­ics that support the LED func­tion. The orig­i­nal ballast box featured two visible screws; Flos was able to use their foot­print to supplant the space they occu­pied with controls that allow the Model 1063 floor lamp to be dimmed and the color temper­a­ture of the LED strip to be adjusted. This editioned lamp is avail­able in a choice of black or white finish.

Re-light­ing” Gino Sarfatti is a project that Flos began in 2012 honor­ing the 100th anniver­sary of the designer’s birth year. Sarfatti was one of the most prolific Italian light­ing design­ers of the 20th century – with a career that spanned three decades, the designer created over 600 lamps through his brand Arteluce that was founded in 1939. Flos purchased Arteluce in 1973 and, with that acqui­si­tion, all of the rights to produce any of these impor­tant designs. However, unlike the plethora of other 20th-century light­ing reis­sues” by various manu­fac­tur­ers over the past two decades, Flos chal­lenged itself not only to re-create the orig­i­nal forms of the lamps but to inte­grate – indeed, liter­ally re-light” – each with contem­po­rary LED illumination technology.


Gino Sarfatti

Italy (1912–1985)

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