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14.GINO SARFATTI

Model 548

Design by Gino Sarfatti

The table lamp designed in 1951 is a study in balance and light reflection through a screen, a recurring theme in Gino Sarfatti’s work. Model 548 provides both ref lected and diffused light due to the adjustable spotlight that is directed up towards a reflecting screen.

The large diffuser in orange, blue or white methacrylate provides a highly sophisticated light effect and is an essential part of the illusion and the play with perception. The spotlight in white painted aluminium is mounted on a tubular stem in polished or burnished brass, while a small brass bar at the base serves as a counterweight in the beautiful balancing act of the individual elements of Model 548.

In the re-issue, the original incandescent bulb has been replaced by an LED source, and an optical dimmer switch has been integrated discreetly into the original design.


Alla Triennale di Milano in mostra un genio (quasi) dimenticato del design: attraverso più di 250 opere, un'occasione unica per scoprire le creazioni di Gino Sarfatti e della sua Arteluce.


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