Astep is a design company that brings experience, knowledge and a future-oriented perspective to the domestic landscape, connecting it with the latest developments in digital technologies. The name "Astep"indicates the necessary movement of an endless journey: the journey of evolution. It indicates a natural but essential movement towards creating something that is better, more substantial, more useful. Astep represents the admiration for timeless inventions, objects that, regardless of when they were designed or made, retain their advantage, their ability to influence our life, advancing the way we live.
The history of Astep is a family business. In 1939 Gino Sarfatti founded the Arteluce brand, a company that introduced lighting design for the first time. In 1978, his son Riccardo Sarfatti took a step forward by creating Luceplan together with his wife Sandra Severi and the architect Paolo Rizzatto. They link design to technology and imagine a new business model by working with industrial artisans. The last of the generation, Alessandro Sarfatti, finally creates Astep, which honors the evolution of design and which creates objects that give digital technologies a more significant position in domestic life. Astep aspires to combine the quality of life that new technologies offe, with respect for people, objects and the environment that has always been at the heart of good design.