$645.00 – $865.00
About SB Cinquantotto
Astep reintroduces a remarkable suspension light in handblown opal glass. For more than half a century, the SB Cinquantotto design has held a special place in the Sarfatti family, and now the time has come for the founder of Astep, Alessandro Sarfatti, to share its beauty. A characteristic shape, an original wire mounting and a timeless choice of materials make the SB Cinquantotto pendant from 1958 a true masterpiece for contemporary living. The SB Cinquantotto pendant has always been present in the life of the founder of Astep, Alessandro Sarfatti. His grandfather, the great Italian lighting master Gino Sarfatti, fitted the Sarfatti holiday house by Lake Como with the prototype by the architectural duo Santi Borachia, and to this very day, it remains an irreplaceable part of the interior, owing to its timeless beauty. Now, the remarkable SB Cinquantotto is reintroduced as a natural element of the curated Astep collection. An Italian masterpiece, revisited and hand-picked by Alessandro, who knows its qualities first-hand. The main features of the minimal design are a characteristic, subtle shape and a simple wire mounting that allows the black cord to run freely along the thin, seemingly transparent wire. The pendant is made of frosted opal glass, handblown with traditional Italian craftsmanship, and a truly timeless material that diffuses light perfectly. The pendant was designed by the architectural duo Santi Borachia in 1958, hence its name, SB Cinquantotto. Like other talented Italian architects and designers, Carlo Santi and Vittorio Borachia found a creative breeding ground in Arteluce, the renowned lighting company founded by Gino Sarfatti. SB Cinquantotto is a beautiful example of the fruitful cooperation. The SB Cinquantotto suspension light is available in two sizes. The original size with a diameter of 32 cm has a strong presence in the room and is a perfect companion for the dining table, while the smaller version, with a diameter of 20 cm, has a slightly more modest expression and volume but shares the same timeless qualities.