Extremely rare design by Alvar Aalto, this exceptional outdoor floor lamp recalls the design of the hand grenade ceiling lamps designed at the end of the 1950’s. The golden colour of the brass shade produces a pleasant and diffuse light, creating a very warm atmosphere. There are similar examples of exterior light fittings at the Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä, specialised in architecture and design and functioning as the national and international centre on all things related to Aalto. Equally obsessed with the quality of the light produced and the aesthetics of the lamp, Alvar Aalto created his lighting fixtures as genuine sculptures. While embracing the trend of functionalism, Aalto developed his own approach, choosing curved lines and organic shapes to convey a more lyrical feel to a primarily functional object.
Unknown provenance. Similar example of exterior light fittings at the Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä. This Museum is specialised in architecture and design and functions as the national and international centre on all things related to Aalto. Rovaniemi library also includes reading lights with similar shape and form, as well as exterior light fittings.