Timeless Innovation1951 / 2013
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 white 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 In the re-issue, the original incandescent bulb has been replaced by an LED source, and an optical dimmer switch has been integrated discreetly into the original design.
Materials Brass Structure, Opaline Methacrylate Diffuser
Control Touch Dimmer
Light Source Integrated LED 11W 730lm 2700K
- Size Description
Dimensions ∅ 500 x 500mm
Diffuser Diameter ∅ 500mm
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.