Beautiful iconic floor lamp, Model A809 by Alvar Aalto for Valaisinpaja Oy, Finland. Off-white lacquered metal shades, brass details, black leather-wrapped metal stem and base. Period 1950-1959.
Original piece, in a beautiful condition. Three bulbs E27/E26 of max 60 watt, the electricity is used but in a good condition, approved to European standards. Works in the USA.
Dimensions: height 66.1 in. (168 cm), width 22.0 in. (56 cm), depth 11.0 (28 cm).
An architect and designer, Alvar Aalto deserves an immense share of the credit for bringing Scandinavian modernism to a prominent place in the global arena. In both his buildings and in his furnishings — which range from chairs, tables and lighting to table- and glassware — Aalto’s sensitivity to the natural world and to organic forms and materials tempered the hardness of rationalist design.
Floor Lamp A809 by Alvar Aalto for Valaisinpaja Oy
Original piece, in a beautiful condition.