The Le Sfere Chandelier, or Model 2109/14, meticulously designed by Gino Sarfatti for Astep, is a captivating composition featuring a circular arrangement of blown opaline glass spheres. Each sphere is gracefully cradled within a substantial radial ring structure, available in Black or champagne-painted steel. The flexibility of the design allows the spheres to be oriented either downward or upward, providing the option for direct or indirect illumination. Inspired by the poetic essence of the radiant satellite, this chandelier is a testament to Sarfatti’s timeless design ingenuity.
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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