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Model 1081

c. 1959/2023

by Gino Sarfatti
for Astep

Model 1081

by Gino Sarfatti
for  Astep

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The Model 1081 floor lamp, a creation by Gino Sarfatti for Astep, contributes to the abun­dant rich­ness and adapt­abil­ity of the Le Sfere collec­tion. This floor lamp exem­pli­fies a master­ful equi­lib­rium, show­cas­ing a compelling visual pres­ence. A singu­lar lumi­nous sphere grace­fully perches atop the black-finished steel stem and base, func­tion­ing as a source of illu­mi­na­tion and an aesthetic center­piece. Whether displayed indi­vid­u­ally as a soli­tary sculp­ture or in pairs, the lamp emanates a gentle and diffused warmth, under­scor­ing its versa­til­ity and inherent elegance.


Gino Sarfatti

Italy (1912–1985)

Gino Sarfatti's contributions to the field of lighting design were immense and enduring. His ability to merge engineering expertise with innovative design concepts set a standard for the industry. Despite starting his career with a background in aeronautical engineering, Sarfatti's encounter with lighting sparked a lifelong passion that led to the creation of over 700 luminaires.

Establishing Arteluce in 1939, Sarfatti transformed the landscape of lighting design, bringing forward-thinking ideas and groundbreaking designs to the forefront. His exploration of new materials, technologies, and production methods ensured that his creations were not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional and efficient.

Sarfatti's entrepreneurial spirit and multidisciplinary approach allowed him to stay ahead of the curve, constantly pushing boundaries and redefining what was possible in lighting design. His legacy lives on through the continued influence of his work and the acquisition of Arteluce by Flos, ensuring that his designs remain accessible to generations of admirers.

Retiring to Lake Como in 1973, Sarfatti left behind a rich legacy of innovation and creativity. His impact on the world of design continues to be felt, cementing his status as one of the most significant figures in the history of Italian industrial design. Gino Sarfatti's vision and ingenuity have left an indelible mark on the world of design, inspiring countless designers and illuminating spaces with his timeless creations.

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