Gino Sarfatti Arteluce 593 Table Lamp
Materials: Round black pearl lacquered aluminium base. Misty hand blown Murano glass globe lampshade, partial transparent. Nickel-plated mat brass rod with a Bakelite handle. 6 Bakelite E14 sockets.
Height: 50 cm / 19.68”
Width: ∅ 26 cm / 19.68”
Electricity: 6 bulbs E14, 6 x 15 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used. But small refrigerator style bulbs (mignon) are preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Gino Sarfatti in 1960.
Manufacturer: Arteluce S.A., Milan, Italy.
Other versions: This Gino Sarfatti Arteluce 593 table lamp exists in slight variations. The rod with a handle can be a bit longer or shorter. A similar lamp als exists. It is model 592 designed in 1962. It has a flat round base, a clear globe and a round handle.
Gino Sarfatti – Arteluce
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, and Massimo Vignelli.
Video: Expo about Gino Sarfatti at the Milan Triennale in 2012 – 250 lights