Born in Venice in 1912, Italian architect and designer Gino Sarfatti developed over 400 lamps throughout his career. As a trained aeronautical engineer, Sarfatti’s divergence into lighting design was through an engineering project to turn a glass vase into a lamp. A continuous innovator, Sarfatti was one of the first pioneers in the use of halogen bulbs and directional lighting, and believed that the purpose of a light was in service of illuminating what the user wished. Sarfatti numbered almost all of his designs, alongside giving each “nicknames”, such as the “yo-yo” or “Fireworks”. A two-time winner of the Compasso d’Oro award, Sarfatti is one of the major figures in Mid-Century Italian design.
Below you find all our products inspired by Gino Sarfatti.