Astep/Flos 'Model 548' Table Lamp by Gino Sarfatti
The table lamp designed in 1951 is a study in balance and light reflection through a screen, a recurring theme in Gino Sarfatti’s work.
Model 548 provides both reflected and diffused light due to the adjustable spotlight that is directed up towards a reflecting screen.
The large diffuser in orange, blue or grey methacrylate (acrylic) provides a highly sophisticated light effect and is an essential part of the illusion and the play with perception. The spotlight in white painted aluminium is mounted on a tubular stem in polished or burnished brass, while a small brass bar at the base serves as a counterweight in the beautiful balancing act of the individual elements of Model 548.
In the re-issue, the original incandescent bulb has been replaced by an LED source, and an optical dimmer switch has been integrated discreetly into the original design.
About Astep / After decades of iconic forward forcused lighting designs, the Sarfatti tradition is continued into a third generation. At the heart of Astep is the desire to step into the future and embrace new technology while maintaining the utmost reverence for what has been – coupling the work of great minds of the past with the great minds of the present.
NOTE: Price is for all finish types
Materials: Beautifully crafted from methacrylate (acrylic) reflector, brass frame
Type 1/ Dark burnished brass with orange diffuser
Type 2/ Dark burnished brass with grey diffuser
Type 3/ Polished brass with azure diffuser
Type 4/ Polished brass with grey diffuser
Light source: N. 1 Led, 2700 K, 730 lm total, CRI 90, 15W