Astep Model 566 Table Lamp

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Elemental1956 / 2013 Designed in 1956, the Model 566 embodies Gino Sarfatti’s reductive process, resulting in a balanced elemental form. The luminaire stands poised, with implied forward motion, lightening the contrasting body tube which holds the characteristic Cornalux bulb. The body tube is cleverly supported by a simple rubber ring that provides the perfect amount of friction for infinite adjustability.

The base, originally made of cast-iron, is now made from an alloy of aluminium, magnesium, and copper, which provides better resistance to corrosion, produces no air pollution during production, and is recyclable. Punctuating the design, a familiar push-button on/off switch is incorporated in the base, providing a satisfying click.

The choice of bulb for this luminaire enables the strict minimalistic configuration since the bulb itself incorporates a reflector and a means of orientation. With half-silvered glass, coupled with a bayonet fitting, the Cornalux bulb has been out of production for some years. Through a special production for the Model 566, Astep brings this classic back to life with modern energy-efficient and long-lasting LED technology.


Materials Aluminum Body, Steel Stand, Cast Alloy

Base Control On/Off Switch

Light Source 1 x B22 LED 8W (8W Max) 700lm 2700K

Non-Dimmable Bulb Included

Size Description

Dimensions W140 x D374 x H506mm

Weight 2.10kg

Cable Length 1500mm

  • Francesco Faccin

    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.
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