An elegant 1950s design, the Wall Lamp perfectly illustrates Gino Sarfatti's position between classical Italian elegance and craftsmanship and the emerging avant garde that would revolutionise Italian design. The outer shell of the perfect glass sphere shifts from opaque to transparent so as to create a subtle, diffuse light; a simple, but incredibly effective, detail. These lamps work particularly effectively in pairs and are versatile enough to be used in almost any living space. Goes well with the Gino Sarfatti Chandelier.
Sarfatti is often referred to as the 'master of light' and is remembered mainly for the complex geometry of his chandeliers, which updated that style for the 20th century. But he was relentlessly productive and drawn to experimentation; he produced over 400 lighting fixtures during his career. The globe shape is reused throughout his work, he adored its spatial purity, symbolic power and simple ability to spread bright and subtle light. Sarfatti saw himself as a technician rather than an artist, but this delicate and ambitious design argues that it is possible to be both.
Gino Sarfatti studied at the University of Genoa. He worked with lighting and became internationally known when starting up the company, Arteluce. During his career Sarfatti designed and produced more than 400 different types of luminaires and used many design aspects to create his pieces of art . His use of materials, productions technologies, light sources and technical effects was very diverse. One of his most acknowledged and celebrated design is his 2097 pendant lamp.
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