Astep’s re-edition of the iconic Model 2050 suspension light by Franco Albini and Franca Helg signifies a continued commitment to rediscovering the brilliance of Italian lighting masters while embracing the pioneering spirit in materials research, a sentiment shared by Albini, Helg, and Sarfatti. In this revival, environmental sensitivity takes center stage through using Green Cast. This material is 100% recycled and recyclable, patented, and crafted in Italy, possessing identical properties to classic methacrylate. The brushed finish of the Green Cast used for the new 2050 diffuser reinstates a timeless elegance, blending tradition with innovation. Astep’s re-edition is a testament to honoring design legacies while pushing the boundaries of sustainable materials.
Franco Albini & Franca Helg
Franco Albini, a distinguished Italian architect and a key proponent of Rationalism, stands as one of the definitive pioneers of industrial design. His collaborative endeavors with Franca Helg have yielded diverse projects, from large-scale interventions like the layout of Milan Metro line 1 station alongside graphic designer Bob Noorda to urban planning, architectural creations, and museum designs across Italy.
In design, Albini and Helg have etched their names into the annals of time with timeless furnishings and accessories. Their innovative design approach and discerning choice of materials have left an indelible mark on the landscape of design culture, representing an internationally recognized cornerstone of design innovation in the early 20th century. Albini's legacy extends beyond architecture, solidifying his status as a luminary in industrial design.
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