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.