Model 548 table lamp Design Gino Sarfatti for Astep
The Model 548 Table lamp Design Gino Sarfatti for Astep is an iconic 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 or, blue methacrylate 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 In the re-issue, the original incandescent bulb has been replaced by an LED source, and an optical dimmer switch has been integrated discreetly into the original design. Available in two versions : with Orange cap and a nearly black frame of dark polished copper or with an Azur Blue cap and a brass frame. A Design detail what even added may be this design: the diameter of the cap is equal to the height of the lamp: 50 cm.
A LED light puts 90 percent of the energy into light and only 10 percent into heat. A conventional light bulb does exactly the opposite, a lot of energy is lost in heat. A Led bulb consumes less power to produce the same light output. This is a considerable reduction in use of electricity and this is good for the environment. LED bulbs have a longer service life than other light sources. So it’s cheaper and better for the environment to use Led light sources instead of conventional light bulbs. The light source of the Model 548 Table lamp is a 11 Watt LED light source corresponding to the light output of a 75 Watt conventional light bulb. The color of the light is 2700 K, what we experience as warm light. The LED Light source is included with the delivery of the lamp.
Astep is a Danish design label with Italian roots. The family Sarfatti,Grandfather Gino, Father Riccardo and son Alessandro Sarfatti are the founders of this beautiful lighting brand. They bring in addition to famous classics from the 50 years also new products with very innovative techniques on the market. Astep creates new products for the home – objects that give digital technologies a more meaningful standing in our domestic lives. Honoring evolution in design, they also re-edit iconic objects: timeless works by Gino Sarfatti and Vittoriano Viganò that were born from the same optimistic forward-thinking attitude that continues to inspire us today.
Flos with Sarfatti
The Flos with Sarfatti collection is a tribute to Gino Sarfatti who designed over 600 lamps between 1939 and 1973 and is renowned for his contribution to the modern architectural movement in lighting. Many of these designs appear exceptionally contemporary in terms of form, aesthetics and the relationship they establish with the people in the room. Under the name ‘Flos with Sarfatti’, the two families will continue to explore and reintroduce the work of lighting master Gino Sarfatti. The selected models display the visionary and multi-faceted talent of Gino Sarfatti, his dedication to innovation and his commitment to creating humble, yet powerful pieces with the newest inventions at his hand. The diverse range of luminaires are held together by a coherent quality of timeless refinement. Masterpieces that awaken the power of light, technology and design.