Artek A808 Floor Light
A808 Floor Light by Artek - Alvar Aalto
Designer: Alvar Aalto 1955/56
The hand-turned shade of this elegant floor light is made of delicate, lacquered metal strips that prevent glare by diffusing light evenly. The strips form concentric circles of increasing size that combine to form an inverted bowl shape. The slender angled neck has a polished brass collar that contrasts appealingly with the stand’s black leather finish, which is hand-sewn in Finland. The light was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1955 for the National Pensions Institute in Helsinki.
Available with a white lacquered or polished brass shade.
Materials: Base and stand: Steel, covered with black leather
Tube: Polished brass
Shade: Hand-spun steel or Hand-spun brass
Lightsource (not included): E27 max. 12W
Dimensions: Diameter: 40cm x Height: 163cm
Black plastic cord, length 2.5m