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Material: Aluminum 9W E27 (compact fluorescent) 40W E27 (incandescent)
16 D X 44 H cm
Artek Hand Grenade Pendant A110
The A110 Pendant Lamp by Artek was nicknamed as "Hand Grenade" lamp and was first used for the Finnish Engineer's Association and in the council chambers at Säynätsalo Town Hall. The A110 was designed by Alvar Aalto: "The A110 was designed to act as a spotlight providing direct illumination, with a little bit of indirect light coming from the top of the shade."
Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The business strategy of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means”. The founders of Artek advocated a new kind of environment for everyday life. They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to make a difference in architecture and design as well as in town planning.