The A809 Floor Lamp designed by Alvar Aalto in 1959.Floor lamp A809 was designed for the living room of the house of the French gallerist Louis Carré. A809 features three louvered steel shades, the louvers allow for glare-free ambient illumination. There is one direct shade and two indirect shades; each with their own pull string on/off switch. This allows you to have direct light, indirect light or both depending on your needs.
Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), one of the founders of Artek, was born in Kuortane, Finland. He is recognized today as one of the great masters of modern architecture. He began designing furnishings as a natural and important extension of his architectural thinking. His contribution to furniture design was among his foremost achievements in its own right, and it sowed the seed from which many of his architectural ideas sprang forth. Alvar Aalto's furniture and lighting pieces form the basis of the Artek range.
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