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Model 2065

c. 1950/2016

by Gino Sarfatti
for Astep

Model 2065

by Gino Sarfatti
for  Astep

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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

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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