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Acrylic Table Lamp


Materials: Gold coloured metal. Smoked transparent acrylic. Porcelain socket.

Height: 22.2 cm / 8.74”

Width: 11.3 cm / 4.44”

Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 40 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. But a gold cup light bulb gives the most beautiful result with this gold coloured table lamp.

Period: 1960s, 1970s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised.

Other versions: Made in different sizes and colours, also made as a big floor lamp. Many different variations in the design.

The design of this lamp is based on lamp model 540/P designed by Gino Sarfatti in 1968. It has many similarities, even the size. But it’s different. (height 20 cm/8.74”, width 11 cm/4.44”). The holes in the lampshade are not around the globe like this one, but on top and they go from front to back. The holes are round.

Source: Gino Sarfatti. Selected Works 1938 – 1973, written by Marco Romanelli and Sandra Severi, published by Silvana Editoriale in 2012.

Gino Sarfatti

Gino Sarfatti was born in Venice, Italy in 1912 and studied aero naval engineering at the University of Genoa. He founded his company Arteluce in 1935 and sold it to Flos in 1973. Gino Sarfatti died on March 6, 1985 in Gravedona, Como, Italy. Some sources say it was 1984.

Links (external links open in a new window)

Arteluce on Wikipedia

Arteluce in the Moma Museum New York

Gino Sarfatti bio on the Flos website

Gino Sarfatti fanpage on Facebook


Video: Expo about Gino Sarfatti at the Milan Triennale in 2012 – 250 lights