The SB Cinquantotto suspension light, a creation by Carlo Santi and Vittorio Borachia for Astep, is offered in two sizes. The original, boasting a commanding 12.6″ diameter, makes a bold statement in any space and is an ideal accompaniment to dining tables. Meanwhile, the smaller version, featuring an 7.9″ diameter, offers a slightly more understated expression and volume yet retains the same timeless qualities. This reintroduction showcases a remarkable suspension light crafted from hand-blown opal glass, merging aesthetic sophistication with functional brilliance.
Carlo Santi and Vittorio Borachia, the dynamic architectural duo known as Santi Borachia, first crossed paths as students at the Polytechnic School in Milan during the 1940s. Their shared passion for architecture and design became the foundation of a lasting partnership. One of their significant collaborations was with the renowned lighting company Arteluce. This entity attracted the most talented architects and designers of the time, owing to the visionary and experimental approach of its founder, Gino Sarfatti.
As their careers progressed, Carlo Santi and Vittorio Borachia extended their interests into urban planning. However, the allure of lighting and furniture design continued to beckon, prompting periodic collaborations, both as a duo and under their names. Guided by the logical and formal principles inherent in the latest industrial techniques and materials, they consistently aimed for an essential elegance in their designs, whether working with plastic, wood, or glass. Their legacy reflects a commitment to pushing the boundaries of design while maintaining a timeless and refined aesthetic.
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