Model 2065 Pendant Lamp – Astep
Model 2065 Pendant Lamp – Astep
Maker: Astep / Flos
Designer: Gino Sarfatti | Italy
Year: 1950 / 2016 reissue
The 2065 was designed by Gino Sarfatti in 1950 and re-introduced by Astep in 2016. The simplicity of the design and lightness of the materials makes for an elegant and free-floating luminaire.
In 1949–50 Gino Sarfatti received a few samples of a new material, methacrylate. It was stronger and lighter than glass, which was the favoured material in the lighting industry at the time. The shape of Model 2065 came naturally to Sarfatti once he held the material in his hands. In his last interview with Jean-Francois Grunfeld in 1984, Gino Sarfatti describes his first encounter with methacrylate.
“At the time we knew nothing except that it could be lit. So I took a few colors and put a light bulb inside, that was all.”
Model 2065 consists of a diffuser made of two joined opalescent methacrylate saucers, suspended from the ceiling with a black painted aluminium canopy. The model has been featured in a number of significant interior projects by Italian architects such as Vito Latis and Vittoriano Viganò, and became a widely popular model within the Arteluce Collection.
About 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.
- ø 50cm, H 54.6cm
- 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.
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.