Asep Model 537 Table Lamp
Balancing Light1950 / 2019 The Model 537 table lamp is an outstanding luminaire that displays the virtuosity of Gino Sarfatti. The celebrated Italian master of light created Model 537 around 1950, and the luminous masterpiece is now reintroduced by Astep as part of the prestigious Flos with Sarfatti collection. In its refined simplicity, Model 537 stands out owing to the combination of rich materials and ingenious, playful design. The large aluminium reflector in black or white is mounted asymmetrically on a lacquered or brushed brass stem, which is carefully twisted in a beautiful balancing act, coming to rest on an elegant marble base.
As a vital part of the design, the stem reaches out through the reflector and beyond in a backward motion, giving the top of the stem a dual function as playful feature and practical handle. While the integrated handle has become a frequent feature in today’s designs, Gino Sarfatti was clearly ahead of his time.
This was one of the great Italian master’s visions: to make light portable. Model 537 is effortlessly carried by hand from the desk in the home office to the living room, the bedroom or any other setting that calls for diffused light in an extraordinary design.
Materials Spun Aluminium Reflector, Brass Structure, Marble Base
Control On/Off Switch
Light Source 1 x E27 LED 4.5W (60W Max)
Non-Dimmable Bulb Included
- Size Description
Dimensions ∅ 400 x 360mm
Reflector Diameter ∅ 400mm
Cable Length 1800mm
Francesco Faccin, was born in Milan 1977. In 2003 after having finished his studies in Industrial Design in Milan, Faccin works at the Enzo Mari design studio. In the meantime he starts up his career as a freelance designer, collaborating with Italian and International companies such as Tod´s, Segis, DAE. From 2004 to 2007 he works in small scale self-production projects with local craftsmen, carefully supervising the whole process and development of the products and getting closely involved with the various issues of the new challenge: In particular to those regarding wood manipulation and craftsmen labour. At this same period he collaborates with the lute-maker and model-maker Francesco Rivolta. In 2007 he makes part of the SaloneSatellite for the first time. In 2009 Faccin meets Michele De Lucchi and since then they work in mutual collaboration. In 2010 he joins the SaloneSatellite for the second time and wins the Design Report Award 2010. Since 2010 he is professor at the NABA University where has a course entitled “Projects not Objects”. In 2012 he has been invited by the NGO “Liveinslums” to design the furniture of the “why not academy” in Nairobi. In 2012 he designed the interiors of the ”28 Posti” restaurant in Milan, creating furniture with the collaboration of the inmates of the Bollate prison in Milan, in a laboratory established specially for this project, and still operating.