• 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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Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl.

Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl.

The business idea of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means.” Today Artek is renowned as being one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, building on the heritage of Alvar Aalto. Functionality and timeless aesthetics are the essential elements in the creation of every product that bears the Artek name. Artek’s furniture can be found in various types of spaces; from public spaces to homes, museums to schools and hotels to offices.

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