Gino Sarfatti

Gino Sarfatti

Italia

Gino Sarfatti was born in Venice in 1912 and studied aeronaval engineering at the University of Genoa. After leaving school due to financial reasons, Sarfatti set up Arteluce in 1939. The firm soon became a national and international reference point for the modern architecture movement in lighting. During his thirty-year career, Sarfatti designed and produced over 400 lighting fixtures and carried out continuous research on innovation related to typology, materials, production technologies, light sources, technical lighting effects and desig. He was a pioneer in the use of halogen bulbs incorporating it into fixtures as early as 1971. The designer and his company won numerous prizes and awards including the Compasso d′Oro in 1954 and 1955, and the Honorary Diploma of the Milan Triennale. Arteluce was also a meeting place and an important forum for many of the leading Italian designers in the 50s and 60s, including Franco Albini, Gianfranco Frattini, Vittoriano Vigano and Marco Zanuso. Flos acquired the company in 1973. Gino Sarfatti died in Gravedona in 1984.

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