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Model 2042/6

c. 1963/2023

by Gino Sarfatti
for Astep

Model 2042/6

by Gino Sarfatti
for  Astep

or Call to Order

The rein­tro­duc­tion of Gino Sarfat­ti’s Model 2042/6 for Astep, known as Le Sfere Plafone, unveils another of Sarfat­ti’s exquis­ite inter­pre­ta­tions of the lumi­nous sphere. This refined ceiling light is metic­u­lously crafted, featur­ing six blown opaline glass spheres elegantly supported by a painted steel mount and struc­ture, avail­able in either Black or Cham­pagne finishes. Each sphere, measur­ing 20 cm in diam­e­ter, is grace­fully cradled by a painted steel ring, forming a refined embrace. This imparts a graphic expres­sion to the lumi­naire and high­lights the distinc­tive aesthetic synony­mous with Le Sfere. The rein­tro­duc­tion pays homage to Sarfat­ti’s time­less vision, combin­ing artis­tic elegance with inno­v­a­tive design in luminous spheres.


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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