Set of Three 131 Wall Lights by Gino Sarfatti
Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce, set of three wall lights model 131, painted metal, brass, Italy, 1947
The model 131 by Gino Sarfatti consists of an upper stationary light that directs a beam upwards and lower light, directed downwards. Brass mounts and handle. The lower light is adjustable with the brass handle. The bracket, arm and handle are executed in polished brass, which shows a rich patina all-over. The white lacquered metal shaded match wonderful with the brass.
Gino Sarfatti (1912-1985) was an Italian light designer and the founder of one of the most innovative lighting companies of the twentieth century; Arteluce. He was a significant figure in the history of Italian Industrial Design, developing more than 700 luminaires.
MarCo Romanelli and Sandra Severi, Gino Sarfatti: Selected Works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, pp. 160, 161, 396.