Artek Brings Natural Light to Your Home

Discover the iconic Artek Lighting Collection

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Artek Brings Natural Light to Your Home
14/10/2021 - Artek brings natural light to your home: the iconic Scandinavian lamps make spaces aesthetically alluring with their shapes, as well as being functional elements with their mood light to be used for various applications such as dining, reading and work rooms, or for accent and general lighting.
 
Natural light has a vast effect on human wellbeing. Consider how long summer days and evenings make you feel.  With autumn and darker days, it is up to artificial light to recreate those beneficial effects in our daily lives. With this in mind, the Artek lighting collection is designed to help you complement and extend the natural daylight in your home. Discover the Artek Lighting Collection, each lamp perfect for any space in your home: 

Pendant Light A330S “Golden Bell”, Design Alvar Aalto - 1937 
Made from a single piece of brass or steel, the elegant pendant light was created by Aino and Alvar Aalto for the interior of The Savoy Restaurant, Helsinki in 1937. Nick-named “Golden Bell” for its distinct streamlined shape, Pendant Light A330S has a sculptural quality that can be appreciated whether the light is switched on or off. The Savoy version in untreated brass develops a beautiful patina over time. 
Wall Light A330S “Golden Bell”

Wall Light A330S “Golden Bell”

Perfect for: The “Golden Bell” works well solo above a small table or hung in a row or bundle for larger spaces. It is also popular as a low hanging bedside light. 

Wall Light A330S “Golden Bell”, Design Alvar Aalto - 1937 
A330S “Golden Bell” is a complement to Alvar Aalto’s popular pendant light. Its perforated rim creates a memorable halo effect and prevents glare, providing a light that is both warm-toned and characteristically diffuse. Affixed via a slender arm, it can be rotated through 180 degrees allowing for varying intensities of illumination. 
Wall Light A330S “Golden Bell”

Wall Light A330S “Golden Bell”

Perfect for: The “Golden Bell” Wall Light is an elegant reading light next to a bed, sofa, armchair or desk or warmly illuminates a kitchen counter. 

Pendant Light AMA500, Design Aino Aalto - 1941 
Providing a soft and warm light, Aino Aalto’s Pendant Light AMA500 is of mid-size and composed of sheet steel. A true centrepiece, the AMA500 pendant light is still hanging in the library of the Aaltos’ masterpiece Villa Mairea in Noormarkku, Finland. 
Pendant Light AMA500

Pendant Light AMA500

Perfect for: Suitable as a single light source over a dining table or desk, the AMA500’s generous width sheds a substantial amount of light downwards. 

Pendant Light A333 “Turnip”, Design Alvar Aalto - 1950’s 
The A333, known as the “Turnip” for its organic shape, combines elegance with simplicity to stunning effect. When in use, light emerges through the circular recesses near the top of the lampshade, serving to emphasise the pendant light’s rounded form. “Turnip” was created for the National Pensions Institute building in Helsinki. 
Pendant Light A333 “Turnip”

Pendant Light A333 “Turnip”

Perfect for: The A333 pendant can be used to brighten up a kitchen, entryway or dining room. It is also a perfect as a bedside reading light. 

Pendant Light A338 “Bilberry”, Design Alvar Aalto - 1950’s 
The beautiful A338 embodies Alvar Aalto’s genius for directing light and is allegedly named after his favourite berry. The “Bilberry” was originally created to highlight art in the house near Paris designed by Alvar Aalto for French gallerist and collector Louis Carré. 
Pendant Light A338 “Bilberry”

Pendant Light A338 “Bilberry”

Perfect for: Alone or in a group, the round “Bilberry” with its lateral direction of light is particularly suited to spotlighting interior features such as paintings or surfaces. 

Pendant Light A201, Design Alvar Aalto - 1952 
Alvar Aalto designed Pendant Light A201 for the library of Säynätsalo Town Hall in central Finland. Composed of formed sheet steel, the A201 possesses a sculptural presence; its beauty can be appreciated whether switched on or off. The light exiting the lower and upper part of the shade creates a beautiful halo, typical to Aalto who sought to make artificial light as indirect and soft as possible. 
Pendant Light A201

Pendant Light A201

Perfect for: It makes a perfect centrepiece above a dining table. 

Pendant Light A110 “Hand Grenade”, Design Alvar Aalto - 1952 
This elegant pendant light “Hand Grenade” was designed for the building Alvar Aalto created for the Finnish Engineers’ Association, it is nicknamed “Hand Grenade” for its distinctive shape. Composed of a lacquered steel shade and an inner ring, Pendant Light A110 provides functional and atmospheric illumination. 
Pendant Light A110 “Hand Grenade”

Pendant Light A110 “Hand Grenade”

Perfect for: It works well solo above a small table or hung in a row or bundle for larger spaces. It is also popular in a row above kitchen counters, as bedside reading light and in hallways. 

Pendant Light A331 “Beehive”, Design Alvar Aalto - 1953 
The Pendant Light A331 “Beehive” is one of Alvar Aalto’s most popular lighting designs, combining direct and indirect light diffused through several rows of perforated steel rings. True to its nickname, “Beehive” retains its distinctive sculptural presence even when unlit and was originally designed for Finland’s University of Jyväskylä in 1953. 
Pendant Light A331 “Beehive”

Pendant Light A331 “Beehive”

Perfect for: It makes a perfect timeless centrepiece above a dining table. 

Ceiling Light A622, Design Alvar Aalto - 1953 
Created for Helsinki’s National Pensions Institute in 1953, this timeless and elegant design is popular in both public buildings and private homes. Its shade consists of thin metal sheets arranged in a staggered circular formation, and casts a soft, diffuse light. 
Ceiling Light A622

Ceiling Light A622

Perfect for: The A622 mounts directly onto the ceiling and for general lighting in larger rooms. 

Pendant Light A440, Design Alvar Aalto - 1954 
Made from mouth-blown glass, Pendant Light A440 embodies Alvar Aalto’s signature streamlined aesthetic, like a Golden Bell reinterpreted in glass. The opal glass shade glows like a planet at night when illuminated, creating a beautiful and softly distributed light. 
Pendant Light A440

Pendant Light A440

Perfect for: The A440 casts light upwards and to the sides and provides great general light in a hallway, kitchen or bedroom. It is a versatile choice, that works well both with strong and dim light bulbs. 

Pendant Light JL341, Design Juha Leiviskä - 1969 
Finding beauty in simplicity, Finnish architect Juha Leiviskä used lightweight white aluminium to create this generous ceiling light. The light floats elegantly in space, while its thin, disk-like shade illuminates with a bright glow, emitting a delicate and warm light. 
Pendant Light JL341

Pendant Light JL341

Perfect for: The JL341 Pendant Light is ideal for use over a dining table due to its glare-free, soft diffused lighting. 

Wall Light A910, Design Artek Studio - 1990’s 
This timeless and elegant luminaire’s shade consists of thin metal sheets arranged in a staggered circular formation. The original model for this wall light was created during the period Aalto was designing lighting for the National Pensions Institute in Helsinki in the 1950s. 
Wall Light A910

Wall Light A910

Perfect for: Affixed to the wall, the A910 works well as bedside reading light or to illuminate a corridor. 

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