Moon ’69, model 604 1969
Gino Sarfatti IT
enamelled aluminium, acrylate
purchase from Pieter De Bruyne n.v., 1983
This remarkable table lamp is reminiscent of a moon landscape, a clear starry sky or the dashboard of a spaceship. It is no coincidence that Moon ’69 was designed in the year of the first manned flight to the moon. The lamp is one of more than 600 light fittings that Gino Sarfatti designed for Arteluce, the company that he co-founded in 1939. Sarfatti trained as an engineer but was self-taught as a designer. His designs are thought-through, innovative and sometimes also playful. Our museum bought model 604 and a dozen other Sarfatti lamps by Pieter De Bruyne. He was the importer of Arteluce in Belgium, had two designs in production there himself, and integrated Sarfatti lamps in several interiors that he designed.
Alice Rawsthorn, Gino Sarfatti, master of light, in: The New York Times,
Met dank aan Hans Le Compte.