Designed by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce in 1939, rare Fuoco d’artificio chandelier model 2003 executed in the 1950s, Italy. This 24-light sputnik ceiling light is composed of tubular brass arms which radiate on a brass structure with canopy and custom canopy plate. Beautifully aged patina on the brass and in excellent original condition. A truly a chic and iconic Sarfatti design, this spectacular chandelier looks magical with its multiple glowing lights exuding modern sophistication and impeccable craftsmanship by one of Italy’s leading mid-century lighting designers.
Recently rewired to U.S. standards.
M. Romanelli, S. Severi, Gino Sarfatti: selected works 1938-1973, Milan, 2012, pp. 19, 66, 124, 461
‘Disegno per l’industria’, Domus, no. 274, October 1952, p. 59
Domus, 1951, p. 56 for a photograph of the present model in the Arteluce showroom
“Il Cristallo che va da pavimento a soffitto,” Domus, no. 384, November 1961, front matter in a period advertisement
Lumieres, je pense a vous, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1985, p. 126
Michael Lassel, “Design Icon: The Sputnik Chandelier,” Elle Décor, September, 2009, p. 24