Astep/Flos 'Le Sfere' Model 2019 Chandelier by Gino Sarfatti
The focal point of Astep’s exhibition at Palazzo Litta during the 2018 Milan Design Week is an ingenious, multifaceted luminaire design series by Gino Sarfatti from 1959 that has not been in production since the 1970s.
In 1959, Le Sfere was launched in a solar system of its own, revolving around a single luminous sphere. To Gino Sarfatti, Le Sfere was a multifaceted, open-minded luminaire system, suitable for illuminating all kinds of spaces with its ambient moonlight, from a modest corridor to exclusive private and commercial settings.
Gino Sarfatti gradually expanded the collection to fit larger commissioned projects. Among them is the famous Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy, where Le Sfere can still be seen in a variety of compositions, including cascades and columns, that emphasise the genius and beauty of the chandelier system.
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.
/ Price is for Finish Type 1
/ Alternative finishes are priced from $12,500 – $16,500
Materials: Beautifully crafted from opaline glass, painted aluminium rings, steel structure
Type 1/ 16 x 14cm Spheres | ø 950mm
Type 2/ 16 x 20cm Spheres | ø 1400mm
Type 3/ 24 x 14cm Spheres | ø 1340mm
Type 1/ White Diffuser, Painted Black Structure
Type 2/ White Diffuser, Painted Champagne Structure
Bulb: 16 E14 LED 4.5W 470lm 2700K