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This is the table lamp version based on the original 1955 design. Its translucent white glass diffuser helps to nuance and focus the light. In the language of Finnish functionalism, the Maija series conveyed the feeling of Baltic light from the inside outwards, with a graceful, durable structure reminiscent of the childish honeycomb of naughty honey bee Maya, the heroine of stories and cartoons that originally inspired its name. Dimmer included. Built-in LED. Lifetime: 40.000 h.
Size: w 36 cm and h 67 cm. Weight 5,1 kg.
This Finnish classic comprises hanging and floor versions.
Metallic lampshade finished in matte white.
Brass legs finished in matte.
Diffuser in white translucent engineering plastic.
Ilmari Tapiovaara is a pioneer in the new industrial design that arouse after World War II, when it was no more a cultural luxury asset but spread to the whole of society. Ilmari Tapiovaara was born in 1914 in Hämeenlinna (Finland), and studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, where he got in contact with functionalism, with Alvar Aalto's designs, and with the Modern movement. He then completed his training at Le Corbusier's studio. He was also greatly influenced and inspired by the contact with nature of his childhood: "Nature is the best and closest guide for industrial designers."
TAKING CARE OF THIS PRODUCT
No special care is required, you can dust the lamp off using a soft duster.
This bulky item qualifies for free shipping within the Netherlands. If you are located outside the Netherlands, we will send you an invoice for the shipping costs depending on your location. Please choose Invoice by e-mail at your checkout.