embracing the new while maintaining the utmost reverence for what has been 

Taking lighting in new, innovative directions requires understanding and respect for tradition. Astep combine the experience, the future-oriented outlook and the passion for lighting design that has been nurtured in the Sarfatti family for three generations with new knowledge and an open mind in a continued quest for substance and meaningful design.

Astep indicates the necessary motion of a never-ending journey – the journey of evolution. It points to a natural essential move towards the creation of something that’s better, more substantial, more worthwhile. Astep represents an admiration for timeless inventions: objects that – regardless of when they were designed or made – retain their edge, their capacity to affect our lives, advancing the manner in which we live.

Astep creates and curates lighting objects that honor and advance the evolution of lighting.

Astep is a design company that brings the experience, knowledge and the future-oriented outlook that has been nurtured in the Sarfatti family for three generations
— Alessandro Safatti

Flos with Sarfatti Collection

The Flos with Sarfatti collection is a tribute to Gino Sarfatti, the leading Italian master of lighting design, who had designed over 600 fixtures between 1939 and 1973. With a constant dedication to research and innovation, he introduced new typologies, functions and light sources from the fluorescent tubes to the first halogens. Many of his designs still appear remarkably contemporary in terms of form, aesthetics, and the relationship they establish with the observer.

The capsule collection Flos with Sarfatti is a tribute to the great Italian master of light created in a close collaboration between the lighting companies Astep and Flos. With great respect for Gino Sarfatti’s cultural legacy and in a shared mission of design innovation, Astep and Flos explore the wide-ranging Arteluce collection in order to selectively reissue and reintroduce a selection of luminaires with a highly contemporary design expression.