Maija Table Lamp

Tapiovaara said that “it is impossible to create a new object without a point of reference—and nature is the best and closest manual for the industrial designer; whether in terms of the object’s purpose, that is, its functional requirements, or in terms of shape, colour, material and adequate proportion”. In 1955, when Alvar Aalto was the dominant figure of Helsinki’s cultural life, Ilmari Tapiovaara presented himself as the first Finnish non-architect designer. An expert in chairs and furniture, he created his sole and unique household lamp: Maija.

Maija conveys the feeling of light typical of Baltic cities, where the streets are barely illuminated, apart from the light that streams from the windows of homes and shops; from the inside outwards. A tower composed of stacked metal discs through which its inner light filters, vibrant and inviting conversation.  The Maija family is part of Santa & Coles Design Classics collection, a series of objects created during the Modernist era.

Designer:  Ilmari Tapiovaara. | 1955

Brand:  Santa & Cole

Barcelona, Spain


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Materials:  Metal Shade | Metal Structure | Polycarbonate Diffuser

Metal Shade Finish:  Matte White

Metal Detail Finish:  Brass

Diffuser:  White

Dimensions:  Ø 180mm | Height 330mm

IP Rating:  IP20

On/Off/Dimming:  Incorporated into the luminaire

Light Source:  Built-in LED

Wattage:  12W

Lumen:  346lm

Colour Temp CCT:  2700K

CRI:  CRI 90

Lifetime:  40,000h

Lead Time:  Allow 12-16 Weeks



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