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Gino Sarfatti

Italy — b. 1912 — d. 1984

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Gino Sarfatti

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Gino Sarfatti

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Gino Sarfatti

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Gino Sarfatti

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Gino Sarfatti

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Gino Sarfatti

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Gino Sarfatti

Biography

Born in Venice Gino Sarfatti (1912-1984) graduated from Genova University with a degree in naval air engineering.

From 1939, he narrowed his focus to lighting design and founded his own company, Arteluce. He quicly became internationally recognized as a pioneering figure in the modern design movement, specialized in lighting. Gino Sarfatti realized more than 400 lamps during his career, constantly exploring innovative solutions regarding shape and technology. He would first create the structure for the bulbs before imagining the rest of the form. Gino Sarfatti and Arteluce won many awards such as the Compasso d’Oro in 1954 and 1955, and the Emeritus diploma at the Milano Triennale...

Born in Venice Gino Sarfatti (1912-1984) graduated from Genova University with a degree in naval air engineering.

From 1939, he narrowed his focus to lighting design and founded his own company, Arteluce. He quicly became internationally recognized as a pioneering figure in the modern design movement, specialized in lighting. Gino Sarfatti realized more than 400 lamps during his career, constantly exploring innovative solutions regarding shape and technology. He would first create the structure for the bulbs before imagining the rest of the form. Gino Sarfatti and Arteluce won many awards such as the Compasso d’Oro in 1954 and 1955, and the Emeritus diploma at the Milano Triennale. From 1954, his work took a decidedly minimalist approach with the “1063” floor light, preceding minimalist artists. (Dan Flavin – 1962). Gino Sarfatti was truly one of the greatest lighting designers of the XXth century.

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kreo in motion

‘kreo in motion’ is a series of short films re-imagining pieces of the gallery through the eye of talented motion designers and animators! Every month a series of 3 animations will be posted at regular intervals. Each series will be dedicated to the creative practice of a different motion designer - blank canvas to …

2095/9 by Eléonore de Valera

In Eléonore de Valera’s animation, Gino Sarfatti’s ‘2095/9’ ceiling light appears in radiant and haptic form — its bulbs like a river of beads falling in a spiral, against a distinctly vibrant purple ground. Eléonore de Valera composes the wires first, and then the bulbs, one by one in simple lines, in a signature chromatic style — finally revealing the succession of bulbs that constitutes Sarfatti’s delectable piece.

2042 Collection by Acil & Pierre

Acil & Pierre put a spin on one of the most iconic lamps of the mid-century: Gino Sarfatti’s ‘2042’ ceiling light (1963). Composed of spheres that are contained within a cloud-like structure, the lamp is a testament to Gino Sarfatti’s predominant creative principle: the mission to create ‘rational lighting’. Here, Sarfatti’s ‘2042’ model is made to twist and turn in rhythmic cadence, brought to life by the digital work of Acil et Pierre. It is shown in all its beauty, simplicity and practicality — dancing away to shuffling hues.