Early Alvar Aalto Pendant Light, Model A110, 1950s


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Pendant light by architect Alvar Aalto, Model A110.
Rare version of the model with a solid brass shade.

Finland, circa 1950s.
Early production, manufactured by Valaistustyö Ky.
Impressed with maker´s mark {Valaistustyö} and model number {A110}.

17.3 in / 44 cm H (Shade only).
39 - 78 in / 100- 200 cm H (adjustable height).
6 in / 16 cm D.

Polished brass, painted metal and painted aluminum (ceiling cup).

The model A110 (also known as the Hand Grenade pendant light) was originally designed in1952 for the building of the Finnish Engineers' Association in Helsinki, Finland (architect Alvar Aalto).

Literature: Alvar & Aino Aalto. Design Collection Bischofberger (Thomas Kellein), pgs.172-73. 1000 Lights, Vol. 1: 1879-1959 (Charlotte & Peter Fiell) pg 493.

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