My Highlights from Design Miami/ 2013
Each: 11 cm (4 3/8 in.) drop, 49.8 cm (19 5/8 in.) diameter
Manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy. Reverse with manufacturer's decal AL/MILANO/ARTELUCE.
Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: selected works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, p. 481
Clémence Krzentowski and Didier Krzentowski, eds., The Complete Designers' Lights II, 35 Years of Collecting, Paris, 2014, p. 132
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