The A811 Floor Lamp was designed by Alvar Aalto for the brand Artek .
Artek was founded in Helsinki in 1935 by four young designers with a rather radical approach to lifestyle design who were determined never to lose their commitment to artful, excellent craftsmanship, but, with that, they were committed to research, innovation and the use of modern materials. The use of cutting-edge technology was another hallmark of their pieces. Alvar Aarto is a Finnish architect who has explored many facets of lifestyle space design and won numerous awards for his work.
The A811 Floor Lamp boasts exactly the level of innovation that is so characteristic of its manufacturer. The pedestal and lower tubing is made of metal covered and sleeved, respectively, in leather. A bent brass tube connects the leather-covered stand to the lamp itself. The shade is created from white steel, providing a stark contrast to the warmth of the leather. The designer, Alvar Aarto, treats every design as a work of art. This approach is clear in this lamp. The A811 Floor Lamp stands 160cm high and has a width of 45cm. The energy-efficient halogen bulb must be ordered as an accessory.