Model 2065 Pendant Lamp – Astep

Model 2065 Pendant Lamp – Astep

from 1,745.00

Maker: Flos with Sarfatti for Astep | Denmark
Designer: Gino Sarfatti | Italy
Year: 1950 / 2016 reissue

The Model 2065 suspension lamp designed in 1950 emphasises the innovative, experimental approach of Gino Sarfatti. At that time, the favoured material of the lighting industry was glass. But when Gino Sarfatti received the first samples of methacrylate in 1949–50, a new polymer acrylic that was much stronger and lighter than glass, his experiments led him to a new suspension lamp, Model 2065.

The pendant lamp consists of a diffuser made of two joined opalescent saucers, suspended from the ceiling with a black-painted aluminium canopy. The simplicity of Gino Sarfatti’s elliptical design and the lightness of the materials make for a seemingly weightless luminaire. It has since been featured in several significant interior projects by Italian architects.

The luminaire was relaunched by Astep in 2016, which also introduced a black version where the upper saucer is finished with a soft-touch coating. This leaves the lower diffuser as the only light source, creating a more intimate light space and a strong, graphic expression. In a continuation of the original idea, five LED bulbs provide the lighting in both versions.

Attributes:
- 20th Century Design Icon
- Made in Italy

Dimensions:
- ø 50cm, H 54.6cm
- Cord Length: 400cm

Materials:
- Methacrylate and painted aluminium

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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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