Italian designer Gino Sarfatti is renowned for his vast contribution to the modern architectural lighting movement. Lauded across the globe for his unique approach to design, Sarfatti completely immersed himself in the process of his creations, from conception to production, to ensure the highest possible standard.
Born in Venice in 1912, Gino Sarfatti originally studied aeronaval engineering at the University of Genoa. Experimenting with lighting and the use of innovative materials, Sarfatti went on to co-found his own studio, Arteluce, in 1939. Creating sculptural, architectural lighting, Arteluce eventually became a creative hub for leading Italian designers and architects. Arteluce was eventually acquired by Flos, but its expansive catalogue of lighting has helped to shape contemporary Italian design as we know it.
Integral to the development of over 700 lights throughout his lifetime, it is no wonder that Gino Sarfatti’s creations are well-remembered as design classics. The designer behind iconic pieces such as the Modern 2097 Pendant Light, the 1952 3-Shade Table Lamp and the 2031 Ceiling Light, Sarfatti has also been awarded Milan Triennale’s prestigious Grand Prix as well as the ADI Compasso d’Oro. A true icon of design, Sarfatti’s creations continue to be loved across the world today.
Modern 2097 Pendant Light
An icon of 20th century design, the Modern 2097 Pendant Light by Gino Sarfatti reinterprets traditional mid-century chandeliers into an ultra-modern form, through a series of tiers of horizontal branches crafted from mirror-polished brass or chrome that hold a bulb at each end.
The lamp’s wiring is considered a design feature of the 2097 Modern Pendant Light, with the natural curvature mimicking the ornate curves of chandeliers past. The standard of every feature of the lamp has been finished to exceptional standards, from the mirror-polish finish of its structure to the gracefully placed wiring.
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