Gino Sarfatti, ‘Moon '69 ceiling light, model no. 2130’, ca. 1969, Phillips

19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm) diameter, variable drop

Signature: Light fixture with manufacturer's label printed AL/MILANO/ARTELUCE.

"Rassegna Domus," Domus, no. 489, August 1970, p. 4
Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio 1950/1980, Milan, 1985, p. 301
Fulvio Ferrari and Napoleone Ferrari, Luce: Lampade 1968-1973, Il nuovo design italiano, Turin, 2002, fig. 77
Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: Selected Works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, pp. 173, 360, 477

About Gino Sarfatti

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