Alvar Aalto for Valaisinpaja Oy 'Beehive' Pendant Lamp in White Metal

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Alvar Aalto for Valaisinpaja Oy, pendant lamp 'Beehive' model A331, metal, brass, Finland, 1953

The pendant lamp model A331 by Alvar Aalto carries the nickname 'Beehive' since its shape awakes the assiciation with structure build by bees. Five layers of white lacquered metal are form an almost round shape. In between each layer there are brass lines with gaps so that the light through. Originally designed for Finland’s University of Jyäskylä the A331 is today one of Aalto's most famous light designs.

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Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator Alvar Aalto
  • Date of Manufacture 1950s
  • Dimensions Height 11.82 in. Diameter 13 in.
  • Dimensions Height 30 cm Diameter 33 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Metal Brass
  • Period 1950-1959
  • Place of Origin Finland
  • Style Scandinavian Modern Of the Period