February 24, 2015

MODELO-1063 GINO SARFATTI LIGHT, white/black



Flos Mod 1063 Flos Floor Lamp from Stardust. The Mod 1063 floor lamp by Flos features a slender aluminum tubular post in painted finish (light cream or black) with a long vertical slit that diffuses light. The minimalist "light tube post" is actually supported by steel canted braces that connect it to a box that rests on the floor. Gino Sarfatti was born in Venice in 1912 and studied aeronaval engineering at the University of Genoa. From 1939 onwards he worked in the lighting sector and set up Arteluce which soon became a national and international reference point for the modern architecture movement in lighting. During his thirty years of activity, Gino Sarfatti designed and produced over 400 luminaires and carried out non-stop research into innovation as regards typology, materials, production technologies, light sources, technical lighting effects and design aspects. Not only does the box function as the lamp's weighted base but it also cleverly housed the electromagnetic ballast that supported the original function of Mod 1063's fluorescent tubular bulb. The fluorescent tube has been replaced with an LED strip; the box form was re-used to conceal the electronics that support the LED function. Gino Sarfatti was born in Venice in 1912 and studied aeronaval engineering at the University of Genoa. From 1939 onwards he worked in the lighting sector and set up Arteluce which soon became a national and international reference point for the modern architecture movement in lighting. During his thirty years of activity, Gino Sarfatti designed and produced over 400 luminaires and carried out non-stop research into innovation as regards typology, materials, production technologies, light sources, technical lighting effects and design aspects. In the course of their work, Gino Sarfatti and Arteluce won numerous prizes and awards including the Compasso d'Oro in 1954 and 1955, and the Honorary Diploma of the Milan Triennale. Arteluce was also a meeting place and an important forum for many of the leading Italian designers in the 50s and 60s. The following worked with Arteluce: F. Albini - F. Helg, C. Belgioioso - Peressuti - E. Rogers, G.F. Frattini, V. ViganĂ², S. Asti, V. Latis, C. Santi, M. Vignelli, I. Parisi, U. Gregotti - L.Meneghetti - G. Stoppino, M. Huber. The prestigious Arteluce shop in Corso Matteotti was designed with M. Zanuso in 1951 followed, 10 years later, by the shop in Via della Spiga designed with V. ViganĂ², a lifelong friend.The original ballast box featured two visible screws; Flos was able to use their footprint to supplant the space they occupied with controls that allow the Mod 1063 floor lamp to be dimmed and the color temperature of the LED strip to be adjusted. This re-edition is available in a choice of black or cream white finish.