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Arteluce Cina pendant lamp yellow glass onion lampshade 1994 design: Rodolfo Dordoni Italy 1990s FLOS

Arteluce Cina Pendant Lamp - 1994 Design: Rodolfo Dordoni, Italy

Arteluce Cina Pendant Lamp

Materials: Hand blown yellow glass onion-shaped lampshade. Clear plastic lampshade holder. Chromed metal (iron) rod and clamp. Steel wire. White plastic canopy. E27 lamp socket.

Cord: 120 cm / 47.24”

Height: 33,5 cm / 13.18”

Width: ∅ 42 cm / 16.53”

Electricity: 1 bulb E27, 1 x 75 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. Not a specific one preferred.

Period: 1980s, 1990s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: Rodolfo Dordoni in 1994.

Manufacturer: Arteluce S.A., Milan, Italy.

Other versions: This Arteluce Cina pendant lamp exists in yellow and white.

Rodolfo Dordoni

Rodolfo Dordoni was born in Milan, Italy in 1954. He studied architecture at the Politechnic University in Milan where he graduated in 1979.

After graduating he worked for architectural firms and developed further as an architect, interior designer and product designer.

He designed lighting for Arteluce, Artemide, FLOS, FontanaArte, Foscarini, Kartell, Venini and several others.

Dordoni Architetti, a studio Rodolfo Dordoni founded in Milan together with Luca Zaniboni and Alessandro Acerbi. It is currently made up of a team of about twenty architects and designers.

The Dordoni Architetti studio deals with architectural and interior design, in particular by carrying out projects in the residential and commercial areas, for work spaces such as offices and showrooms, for the exhibition sector as well as for the hotel and nautical sectors.


Gino Sarfatti was born in Venice, Italy, 16th September 1912 and studied aero naval engineering at the University of Genoa. He founded his company Arteluce in February 1939 and sold it to FLOS in late 1973. Sarfatti retired and decided to live in his house in Griante on Lake Como.

Gino Sarfatti designed nearly 700 lamps for his company and was awarded numerous times for his designs, including the ‘Compasso d’Oro‘ in 1954. His first designs were created before he found his firm, between 1937 and 1939. Sarfatti passed away, 6 March 1985 in Gravedona, Como, Italy.

Today FLOS still produces his famous chandelier model 2097 from 1957 with 18, 30 and 50 light bulbs.

Designers that worked for Arteluce are, among others: Franco Albini, Cini Boeri, Franca Helg, Antonio Macchi Cassia, Carlo Mollino, Vittorio Gregotti, Lodovico Meneghetti, Giotto Stoppino, Ico Parisi, Massimo Vignelli and Paolo Rizzatto.