Aalto pendant lamp A333, white

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Description

The A333 pendant was designed by Alvar Aalto in the 1950's and it is an elegant and timeless classic, which fits in various environments. The A333 pendant is also known by the nickname Turnip, which it has got due to its form. The pendant is made of steel and it's painted in white. Either a brass or white painted steel ring is decorating the lower part of it. Thanks to the steel ring the light is diffused which is typical for the work of Alvar Aalto. The A333 pendant suits perfectly to decorate for example the kitchen, entryway or dining room.

Manufacturer
Artek
Design
Alvar Aalto
Material
White painted steel
Colour
White
Diameter
25,5 cm
Height
20 cm
Bulb base
E27
Light source
7-9 W LED
IP rating
20
Protection class
II
Energy label
A++ - E
Cable length
250 cm
Cable colour
White
Cable material
Plastic
Canopy
Included
Ceiling plug
Yes

Designer

Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is probably the most famous Finnish architect and designer in the world. In 1921 Alvar Aalto got the Diploma of Architecture at the Helsinki Institute of Technology and his career as an architect started. One of the most important works he was commissioned was the planning of the tuberculosis sanatorium in Paimio, Finland. 

This project meant also the beginning of Aalto’s career as a furniture designer – in fact this was the first building planned by Aalto which was entirely furnished with pieces of furniture designed by Aalto himself – including the lighting as well. Other important projects completed by Alvar Aalto are the Viipuri Municipal Library, Villa Mairea, La Maison Carré and the Finnish Pavilions for the 1937 Paris and 1939 New York World Fairs. In 1935 Alvar Aalto, together with Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl, founded Artek, a world renowned furniture and lighting company. The company was created "to sell furniture" – designed by Alvar Aalto – "and to promote modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other means". One of the most ingenious innovations by Alvar Aalto is the L-leg, patented in 1933. Aalto considered his L-leg design his greatest achievement and even compared it to the invention of the architectonic column. Thanks to this innovation, the legs could be attached directly to the table, chair and stool tops. Alvar Aalto was a versatile designer whose work covered different fields. He is well-known also for his elegant lamps, which very often were designed for individual construction projects and later on adapted for the serial production. Alvar Aalto was also an esteemed glass designer and his most famous work as a glass designer is the Aalto vase (or Savoy vase) – one of the most iconic glassware pieces in Finnish design.

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