Pair of mod. 262 wall or ceiling lamps for Arteluce

Reknown example of the early 1970s Sarfatti production, before he sold Arteluce to Flos, these lamp rapresent a radical progress in the designer's resarch in the reflection of light in wall and pendant lamps. Here the inner lower shade, usually projecting the light on the higher shade, its replaced by the use of the exposed lightbulb. Therefore, the lamp can perform its task only if provided with the proper mirrored lightbulb. This way the light it's directed against the large aluminum shade, and diffused from there in the environment. Also, the hanging system is very clever: the lamp it's assembled together with its backplace without a single screw, making it look like it's floating on the wall. Simplicity does not mean simple, and this lamp has a perfect balance that makes its design timeless.

Italy, 1971.
Preowned. Out of production.

Aluminum, mirrored lightbulb.
Original Arteluce label on both lamps.

Conditions: 5/5

Dimensions (H x D):
10 x 47 cm / 3,9 x 18,5 in

- M. Romanelli, S. Severi, "Gino Sarfatti opere scelte 1938-1973", Silvana Editoriale, 2012