Astep Lighting Flos Sarfatti
Astep Lighting Flos Sarfatti

"We must work in all directions, and in each one find a small amount of innovation – my father used to say this, and he was right."

Astep's lighting collection is a curious blend of tradition and technology intertwined with a family story. Alessandro Sarfatti is the grandson of Gino and son of Riccardo. Gino Sarfatti founded legendary Italian lighting company Arteluce in 1939 and Riccardo was a co-founder of the similarly innovative Luceplan.

With all this history, it’s perhaps not surprising that Alessandro would in time create his own lighting company, and so he has with Astep. As with his father and grandfather, the emphasis is on innovation and creating lamps that reflect the times in which they are made. Sarfatti says "In a world in which digital solutions are increasingly pervasive in our daily life, Astep aspires to combine the quality of life that new technologies offer, with the respect for people, objects and the environment that has always been at the core of good design."

Their two contemporary lights, the Candela lamp and Nox are very much physical expressions of this philosophy. The company also combines these new developments with re-edited classics such as the VV Cinquanta Suspension Light by Vittoriano Viganò and work with Flos on the 'Flos with Sarfatti' range, a selection of reworked Gino Sarfatti lights such as the Model 2065.

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Viaduct was first to show the work of Astep in the UK as part of our exhibition Show 14 in 2016. 

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VV Cinquanta Suspension Lamp
Vittoriano Viganó for Astep
Starting at £1,812

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VV Cinquanta Suspension Lamp

Designer Vittoriano Viganó
Manufacturer Astep

Vittoriano Viganó's sophisticated dual-stemmed VV Cinquanta Suspension Lamp is steeped in Italian heritage

Starting at £1,812

Nox Table Lamp
Alfredo Häberli for Astep
Starting at £672

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Nox Table Lamp

Designer Alfredo Häberli
Manufacturer Astep

Alfredo Häberli's portable Nox Lamp for Astep is named after the Latin word for night

Starting at £672

Candela Table Lamp
Francisco Gomez Paz for Astep
Starting at £774

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Candela Table Lamp

Designer Francisco Gomez Paz
Manufacturer Astep

Franciso Gomez Pax effortlessly blends design and technology in the Candela Table Lamp

Starting at £774

VV Cinquanta Wall Light
Vittoriano Viganó for Astep
Starting at £492

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VV Cinquanta Wall Light

Designer Vittoriano Viganó
Manufacturer Astep

This versatile wall light boasts the signature VV Cinquanta shape with a handy swivel mechanism

Starting at £492

Model 2129 Suspension Lamp
Gino Sarfatti for Astep
Starting at £2,034

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Model 2129 Suspension Lamp

Designer Gino Sarfatti
Manufacturer Astep

Model 2129 is a standout Gino Sarfatti piece updated with modern LED technology

Starting at £2,034

VV Cinquanta Floor Lamp
Vittoriano Viganó for Astep
Starting at £882

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VV Cinquanta Floor Lamp

Designer Vittoriano Viganó
Manufacturer Astep

The VV Cinquanta is an Italian design classic from Astep, with playful colurs and angles that express a sense of movement

Starting at £882

Model 548 Table Lamp
Gino Sarfatti for Astep
Starting at £1,020

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Model 548 Table Lamp

Designer Gino Sarfatti
Manufacturer Astep

The unique composition of the Model 548 Table Lamp makes it a recognisable Gino Sarfatti design 

Starting at £1,020

Model 2065 Suspension Lamp
Gino Sarfatti for Astep
Starting at £1,032

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Model 2065 Suspension Lamp

Designer Gino Sarfatti
Manufacturer Astep

The graphic Model 2065 Suspension Lamp exemplifies Gino Sarfatti's experimental approach to design

Starting at £1,032

Model 607 Table Lamp
Gino Sarfatti for Astep
Starting at £1,020

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Model 607 Table Lamp

Designer Gino Sarfatti
Manufacturer Astep

The graphic and experimental Model 607 Table Light, reissued by Astep with modern lighting technology

Starting at £1,020

VV Cinquanta Twin Wall Light
Vittoriano Viganó for Astep
Starting at £978

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VV Cinquanta Twin Wall Light

Designer Vittoriano Viganó
Manufacturer Astep

Astep breathes new life into the revered VV Cinquanta with angular stems and a modern brass mount.

Starting at £978

Le Sfere Model 2019 Suspension Light
Gino Sarfatti for Astep

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Le Sfere Model 2019 Suspension Light

Designer Gino Sarfatti
Manufacturer Astep

Inspired by the natural poetry of the moon, the beautiful Le Sfere collection is in production for the first time since the 1970s

Starting at £0

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