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Model 237/238 – 2

c. 1959/2018

by Gino Sarfatti
for Astep

Model 237/238 – 2

by Gino Sarfatti
for  Astep

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Crafted by Gino Sarfatti for Astep, the Model 237/238 – 2 wall light show­cases two blown opaline glass spheres deli­cately cradled by Black or Cham­pagne-painted steel rings. The steel rings, featur­ing a subtle cut, allows for the posi­tion­ing of the sphere facing down­ward or upward, thereby facil­i­tat­ing the creation of a direct or indi­rect light compo­si­tion. Notably, Model 237/2 is char­ac­ter­ized by a single 14 cm diam­e­ter sphere, while its coun­ter­part, Model 238/2, boasts a more signif­i­cant 20 cm diam­e­ter sphere, adding a nuanced dimen­sion to the elegant luminaire.


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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