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Gino Sarfatti

Gino Sarfatti - born in Venice in 1912 and with an educational background in engineering - started the Arteluce Company in 1939. Arteluce quickly established iteslf as a leading actor in shaping the modern Italian architectural movement, and became a meeting place and hub for many of the leading Italian mid-century designers, including e.g. Franco Albini, Gianfranco Frattini, Sergio Asti and Ico Parisi. Sarfatti designed over 400 lighting products and made a significant contribution to innovating lighting design by experimenting with new materials, production methodologies and light sources. In 1951, he first began to work with plexi-glass. Gino Sarfatti designed the first lamp to use halogen bulbs back in 1971. Sarfatti and Arteluce received several design awards including e.g. the prestigious Compasso d'Oro in 1954 and 1955, and the Honorary Diploma at the Milan Triennale. Arteluce was sold to Flos in 1973


Gino Sarfatti