Artek A331 ceiling lamp,
For Alvar Aalto, lamps' design and architecture go together.
Almost always Aalto's lamps are part of a larger architectural plan.
On the other hand, in Aalto's lamps we can find the same principles as in his architecture.
When planning rooms, a big attention was put on where windows had to be placed and on light illuminating the room. In the Beehive lamp we can clearly see a reference to this characteristic of Aalto's architecture.
The lamp has a structure which allows the light to be diffused through the brass elements that join the aluminium sheets.
Thanks to the brass, the light gets the right warm shade.
It was very important for Aalto that the lamp's light is warm and that's why he used brass very much.
Design: Alvar Aalto
Size: Diameter 33 cm, height 30 cm
Material: Painted aluminium, polished brass rings/chrome plated.
Color: White, brass/chrome, white cable
Light source: E27, 15W compact fluorescent or 75W incandescent
Mounting: Type of cable: White plastic cord. Cable length: 2,5 m. Canopy: Included. Light fixture plug: Included.