The result of one man’s dream to bring together the past and future, ASTEP is the most recent chapter in a family story spanning three generations. Founder Alessandro Sarfatti is the grandson of the Italian ‘master of light’, Gino Sarfatti, whose pioneering outlook set him apart and earned him his reputation as one of the greatest designers of the 20th century.
ASTEP was created in honour of the Sarfatti family’s tradition of innovation: its very name is suggestive of forward motion. From his base in Copenhagen, Alessandro draws on his own extraordinary family heritage and continues to explore, and push, the boundaries of design today. Under his expert eye, ASTEP presents an edit of lighting that nods to the past whilst incorporating state-of-the-art technology to enhance the way we live.
Drawn to the film-like quality of this rich family story, Tollgard’s London showrooms are proud to showcase ASTEP’s lighting collections, which feature both contemporary pieces hand-picked by Alessandro, and, in partnership with FLOS, selected icons by Gino Sarfatti that have truly stood the test of time.