Model 1063 Floor Lamp – Astep

Model 1063 Floor Lamp – Astep

3,975.00

Maker: Astep / Flos
Designer: Gino Sarfatti | Italy
Year: 1954 / 2013 reissue

This stark, highly refined floor lamp was designed by Gino Sarfatti in 1954. It was a true avant-garde offering at the time and continues to complement even the most modern setting today. In Model 1063, Sarfatti strove to demonstrate the aesthetic value of a visible light source, the fluorescent tubular bulb. It was a highly progressive and innovative step forward that influenced lighting designers around the world.

Emitting direct or reflected light, the floor lamp is composed of a thin black or white-painted aluminium tube, which houses the light source. The aluminium base is balanced by an aluminium box, a rounded rectangular section that contains the power supply. The two parts are connected via two steel rods arranged in an unusual off-centre position that appears to estrange them from each other while at the same time lending the luminaire a sense of equilibrium.

In the re-issue, the original fluorescent tube has been replaced with an LED module with variable temperature regulation as well as a light dimming function.

Attributes:
- H 215cm, W 35cm, D 46cm
- 20th Century Design Icon
- Made in Italy
- Premium Build Quality

 

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Made by Astep / Flos

After decades of iconic forward focused lighting designs, the Sarfatti tradition is continued into a third generation. At the heart of Astep is the desire to step into the future and embrace new technology while maintaining the utmost reverence for what has been – coupling the work of great minds of the past with the great minds of the present.

Astep is a design company that brings to the domestic landscape, the experience, knowledge and the future-oriented outlook that has been nurtured in founder Alessandro Sarfatti's family for three generations, and bridges it with the latest developments in digital technologies.

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.
— Alessandro Sarfatti | Astep Founder
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Designed by Gino Sarfatti

Born in Venice in 1912, Gino Sarfatti studied to become an aeronautical engineer until family circumstances compelled him to relocate to Milan where he had his first encounter with lighting, an engineering project to transform a glass vase into a lamp. 

This encounter with lighting design and engineering shaped the path of his life. In 1939 Gino Sarfatti founded his company Arteluce, which brought lighting into the 20th century combining innovative ideas with groundbreaking design.

Throughout his celebrated career, Gino Sarfatti explored and was inspired by new product typologies, innovative materials, lighting technologies, and production techniques. His hybrid talent as a designer and engineer enabled him to created refined products in both aesthetics and function.

 
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