This beautiful floor light features thee hand-riveted shades, each formed from delicate, lacquered metal strips. Together they present a striking combination of lines and curves and allow for an interesting interplay of direct and indirect light. The stand is finished in hand-sewn black leather, while the neck has a polished stainless steel collar. Floor Light A809 was created by Alvar Aalto in 1959 for the National Pensions Institute, Helsinki. This model is no longer in production. Marked with label.
Alvar Aalto was a Finnish architect and designer who is considered one of the most important figures of modern architecture. His designs are characterized by their use of organic forms, natural materials, and attention to detail. Aalto’s work includes a wide range of buildings, from public buildings to private residences, as well as furniture, lighting, and other objects. He was known for his ability to integrate his buildings into their natural surroundings, creating harmonious and functional spaces that were both beautiful and practical. Aalto’s legacy has had a lasting impact on architecture and design, and his influence can be seen in the work of many contemporary designers.