Incredibly Rare Saffo Table Lamp By Angelo Mangiarotti For Artemide Murano Glass

Incredibly Rare Saffo Table Lamp By Angelo Mangiarotti For Artemide Murano Glass


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Stunning 1967 Artemide Saffo Table Lamp by Angelo Mangiarotti

Featuring hand blown Murano glass, situated on a cast aluminium base, the Saffo is a stunning light and the centre piece of any mid century space age lighting collector.

Unlike, the Lesbos, Angelo Mangiarotti's Saffo was only produced for a short period of time from 1967. This lamp is featured in the Taschen 1000 lights book. Mangiarotti named the Lesbos after the Greek Island and Saffo after Sappho who was an Archaic Greek poet from the island. A Saffo in this condition is very rare to come by due to the age of these lights.

The light features its original cable and in line switch which works perfectly. The lamp has not been PAT tested, but it is recommended to be performed by a qualified electrician.

This lamp has been part of my own collection and has been very well looked after.

The base of the lamp has "SPA Artemide" impressed along with "Made in Italy" / "Pat. Pending" / "Design - A . Mangiarotti"

"Lamp in shaded blown glass. The shading of the base permits concealment of the light source, while the upper shading reflects a part of the of the light toward the support surface. The central part, without shading. ensures diffused lighting. The characteristic "mushroom" form, a recurring feature in Mangiarotti's work, can be seen here in one of its most pertinent applications." (Courtesy "Su Mangiarotti" book by Beppe finessi - Abitare Segesta Publisher, 2002).

A great addition to any mid century - modern home or office.


W22.0 x H34.0 x D22.0 cm



Wear condition



Angelo Mangiarotti



Date of manufacture


Place of origin



Murano Glass / Aluminium


Mid 20th Century


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