The Model 2065 suspension light, a design masterpiece by Gino Sarfatti for Astep, stands as a timeless embodiment of lightness and elegance. The luminaire’s simplicity of design and the use of lightweight materials result in an exquisite and seemingly free-floating aesthetic. Model 2065 features two seamlessly joined opaline methacrylate saucer-shaped diffusers suspended from a black-painted aluminum ceiling canopy, emphasizing an elliptical shape. This simplicity in design and the weightlessness of the materials contribute to an elegant and ethereal lighting experience. The latest version enhances these features with a focus on sustainability, as the diffusers are now crafted from Green Cast® — a 100% recycled and recyclable PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate), patented and manufactured in Italy. This eco-friendly choice retains the same aesthetic and functional qualities as the original methacrylate, seamlessly merging sustainability with enduring design sophistication.
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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