Alvar Aalto A 338 Bilberry Pendant Lamp by Artek
Alvar Aalto A 338 "Bilberry" Pendant lamp by Artek
Artek Alvar Aalto Collection made in Finland
Designer: Alvar Aalto
Collection: Artek Alvar Aalto
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The beautiful A 338 Bilberry pendant lamp, designed by Alvar Aalto, is one of the icons of Finnish design and a Stardust Staff Pick. A beautiful lamp inspired by the Finnish "Bilberry", a small Finnish variation of the classic blueberry. The Bilberry was one of Alvar Aalto's favorite fruits. Alvar Aalto used to love the mustikkapiirakka his wife (Aino Aalto) used to make...a delicous Finnish Bilberry Pie. And indeed; the shape of his lamp design clearly resembles the Bilberries which can still collected in the forests of Finland nowadays. The round Alvar Aalto Bilberry lamp, model A 338, is particularly suited as a spotlight since it provides direct non-diffused light. One of Alvar Aalto's Finnish fixtures for Artek, the on-the-smaller-size A 338 Bilberry Pendant Lamp will provide direct light from its offset opening in the painted steel shade. The A 338 Bilberry lamp was used in Alvar Aalto's renowned Maison Louis Carré (a modernist house designed by Alvar Aalto in 1956-1958). Sleek, sophisticated and naturally modern, this beautiful pendant light fixture compliments any interior.
Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1950, the adorable globe-shaped fixture brings a light-hearted elegance to his sophisticated lighting collection. The circular shade is made from painted white steel and seamlessly surrounds the light bulb, leaving a curved cutout for the light to shine through. The perfect fusion of form and function, A 338 Bilberry is a piece of Finnish modern lighting design you will cherish for years to come. Made in Finland by Artek with an uncompromising approach to craftsmanship. Available from Stardust with Free Shipping and a Low Price Guarantee.
The A338 Bilberry Lamp was prominently featured in Alvar Aalto's Maison Louis Carré. In the commune of Bazoches-sur-Guyonnes, about 40 kilometers southwest of Paris, sits one of the most important private houses designed by Alvar Aalto: Maison Louis Carré. The client, Louis Carré, was a prominent French art dealer who was also very interested in architecture. He desired a house that would be able to accommodate many guests for art viewings, but also incorporated a private component. He commissioned Aalto to design his house in 1956.
We at Stardust have a profound love for Alvar Aalto design so make sure to check our Aalto Collection. Born in the arctic north, Finnish designer Alvar Aalto was a central figure in international modernism, architecture and design. Many of his designs are included in the collection of MoMA New York. Alvar Aalto's design has its own aesthetic expression and appearance. The foundations are purity, simplicity and naturalness, themes which recur in Alvar Aalto's design for Artek. Look at any prominent Alvar Aalto design icon and you'll notice that it has certain distinctive characteristics. The main ones are simple lines, successfully combined with often ingenious functionality. We'retalking about products that are so simple, that they're incredibly advanced. Each detail has a purpose, each solution a reason. Many of his furniture and lighting designs, such as the Paimio Chair, Aalto's E60 Stool, the Aalto Golden Bell Lamp and the Aalto A 331 Beehive Lamp, are internationally recognized design classics. These beautiful icons truly capture the spirit of Alvar Aalto's design philosophy: buy now, keep forever.
Stardust will always include the necessary complimentary light bulb with your purchase of any Artek lamp (light bulbs are usually not included by the manufacturer)! Sourcing the right light bulb can be a time-consuming task. Since we understand you have better things to do, we are more than happy to include the required bulb with your purchase. It's our way of saying that we care about you!
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Dimensions of Pendant: 8.7"H x 7.1"DIA
Dimensions Ceiling Cap: 2.4"H x 4.7"DIA
Maximum Drop Lenght: 6.56 feet (2 meter)
Light Source: 40W E14 INC 9W E14 screw-in CFL
Bulb included: yes (incandescent)
Material: white painted steel
Hard Wired for Ceiling Installation
Weight: 3 lbs
Certification: UL certified
Product Category: modern lighting, lamps, pendant lamps
Style: modern, classical, decorative
Artek product code: AALTOA338
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