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  • A808 floor light, 1955, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • A808 floor light, 1955, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • A808 floor light, 1955, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • A808 floor light, 1955, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • A808 floor light, 1955, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • A808 floor light, 1955, Alvar aalto, Artek

A808 floor light, 1955

A808 floor light by Alvar Aalto for Artek.

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.

Bulb:
20W E27 (compact fluorescent)
60W E27 (incandescent)

Please note: EU electrical fittings only.

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A808 floor light by Alvar Aalto for Artek.

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.

Bulb:
20W E27 (compact fluorescent)
60W E27 (incandescent)

Please note: EU electrical fittings only.

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40dia x 163cm
Cable: 2.5m

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A classic design by an iconic designer, the A808 floor light features a hand-turned shade that emits both directional and diffused light.

The stand and base are covered with black leather.

A polished brass fixing holds the shade in place. Shade available in white painted steel or polished brass finish.

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