My Highlights from Design Miami/ 2013
Signature: Base stamped ARTELUCE/MADE IN ITALY. Interior of one shade with decal label printed AL/MILANO/ARTELUCE.
Manufacturer: Arteluce, Milan, Italy
Roberto Aloi, L'arredamento moderno: Quarta serie, Milan, 1949, fig. 200
Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: Selected Works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, pp. 18, 446
Gino Sarfatti: Designing Light, exh. cat., Triennale Design Museum, Milan, 2012, p. 76
Italian engineer Gino Sarfatti started the Arteluce Company in 1939 and would go on to design over 700 lighting products—floor lamps, chandeliers, spotlights, and other light fittings—between the mid-1930s and early 1970s. His work at Arteluce effectively shaped the modern architectural movement in Italy and supported many of the mid-century designers including Franco Albini, Gianfranco Frattini, Sergio Asti, and Ico Parisi. Through his exploration and experimentation with new materials like Plexiglas, diverse production methodologies and techniques as well as light sources, such as halogen bulbs, Sarfatti was a true innovator of Italian lighting and design.
Italian, 1912-1984, Venice, Italy