Pendant Lamp TW002

Categories: Interior lightingPendant lights
Product description

Tapio Wirkkala (1915–1985) is a symbolic figure of Finnish design, an artist of great diversity for whom no material was alien and who left no area of design unexplored. He was a very productive and multitalented designer and sculptor, one of the most dis

tinguished artists ever to shape Scandinavian design and industrial art.
Wirkkala was often inspired by nature. His work is characterized by its wide scope and exceptional craftsmanship, and he has in fact been compared to the master craftsmen of the p

ast. Wirkkala drew a great deal, but he also wanted to study personally the various stages of making objects, such as glassblowing: "I always try to be involved in the whole working process in which the object achieves its final shape".
The majority of

the approximately 100 lamps Wirkkala designed for serial production were conceived between 1959 and 1961. The earliest, however, is the Triennale light from 1951. The conical piece is a turn-moulded opalescent glass pendant, which was originally made for

the Finnish Pavilion at the Milan Triennale.

Emission classA++ - E
Stand/ mountingwith pendant hanging
Diffuser/reflector shapeconic
obscured glass

Artek, Finland

Tapio Wirkkala
1951, 2012