‘Le Sfere di Gino Sarfatti’ reintroduced at Milan Design Week 2018
The focal point of Astep’s exhibition at Palazzo Litta during this year’s Milan Design Week is an ingenious, multifaceted luminaire design by Gino Sarfatti from 1959 that has not been in production since the 1970s.
Le Sfere di Gino Sarfatti is inspired by the perfect light and natural poetry of the Moon. It is reintroduced by Astep as the latest addition to the collection Flos with Sarfatti – a tribute to the great Italian master of light, created in collaboration between Astep and Flos.
Le Sfere features a simple, yet elegant principle in which a blown opaline glass sphere is held in place by a painted aluminium ring in a refined embrace that lends the luminaire a graphic expression. The various models of the collection have developed over time, from the first single sphere, Model 237, to the iconic twenty-four-sphere chandelier, Model 2109 – the exact two models that are now presented by Astep.