Gino Sarfatti studied at the University of Genoa. He worked with lighting and became internationally known when starting up the company, Arteluce. During his career Sarfatti designed and produced more than 400 different types of luminaires and used many design aspects to create his pieces of art . His use of materials, productions technologies, light sources and technical effects was very diverse. One of his most acknowledged and celebrated design is his 2097 pendant lamp.