SB Cinquantotto Suspension Lamp – Astep

SB Cinquantotto Suspension Lamp – Astep

from 795.00

Maker: Astep | Denmark
Designer: Santi-Borachia | Italy
Year: 1958 / 2019 reissue

Astep reintroduces a remarkable suspension light in handblown opal glass. For more than half a century, the SB Cinquantotto design has held a special place in the Sarfatti family. A characteristic shape, an original wire mounting and a timeless choice of materials make the SB Cinquantotto pendant a true masterpiece for contemporary living.

The great Italian lighting master Gino Sarfatti, fitted the Sarfatti holiday house by Lake Como with the prototype by the architectural duo Santi Borachia, and to this very day, it remains an irreplaceable part of the interior.

Cinquantotto was designed by the architectural duo Santi Borachia in 1958. Like other talented Italian architects and designers, Carlo Santi and Vittorio Borachia found a creative breeding ground in Arteluce, the renowned lighting company founded by Gino Sarfatti.

- 20th Century Design Icon
- Made in Italy
- Available in Two Sizes

- ø 20cm, H 26cm
- ø 32cm, H 41cm

- Opaline Glass Diffuser, Steel Structure


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Made by Astep

After decades of iconic forward forcused 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

Designed by Carlo Santi and Vittorio Borachia

Carlo Santi and Vittorio Borachia, who make up the architectural duo Santi Borachia, met while they were both students at the Polytechnic School in Milan during the 1940s and found common ground for exploring the world of architecture and design.

Among other collaborations, the duo was involved in the lighting company Arteluce, which at the time attracted the most talented architects and designers due to the visionary and experimental approach of its founder, Gino Sarfatti.

Carlo Santi and Vittorio Borachia were guided by the logical and formal principles of the most recent industrial techniques and materials and aimed for an essential elegance in their design, whether in plastic, wood or glass.