Gino Sarfatti (1912-1985) for Arteluce
Rare ‘Fuoco d’artificio’ Sputnik Chandelier
Italy, 1950s
Gino Sarfatti (1912-1985) for Arteluce
Rare ‘Fuoco d’artificio’ Sputnik Chandelier
Italy, 1950s
37 H x 36 Dia in (94 x 91.4 cm)

Designed in 1939 and executed in the 1950s, rare ‘Fuoco d’artificio‘ chandelier model 2003. This 24-light sputnik ceiling light is composed of tubular brass arms which radiate on a brass structure with canopy. Beautifully aged patina on the brass and in excellent original condition.
Recently rewired to U.S. standards with custom canopy plate.

Provenance
Literature

M. Romanelli, S. Severi, Gino Sarfatti: selected works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, pp. 19, 66, 124, 461
Domus, no. 274, October 1952, p. 59
Domus, 1951, p. 56 for a photograph of the present model in the Arteluce showroom
“Il Cristallo che va da pavimento a soffitto,” Domus, no. 384, November 1961, front matter in a period advertisement
Lumieres, je pense a vous, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1985, p. 126
Michael Lassel, “Design Icon: The Sputnik Chandelier,” Elle Décor, September, 2009, p. 24

Price: $24,000
Item #: SAR406
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