Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


Mauri Almari Pair of “K 11-21” Brass Table Lamps for Idman Oy, Finland 1950s

$ 4,180
  • Description
    This pair of elegant, sculptural table lamps are distinctive pieces exemplifying Finnish designer, Mauri Almari’s artistic design language. Additionally to the aesthetic dimension, the quality of these lamps is also true to their Finnish heritage.

    These model “K 11-21” table lamps have a classic, inherently stylish design that contemporary pieces still try to mimic. Like many of the decade’s designs, this duo of table lamps masterfully pairs materials and textures. As a result, the design has an essentially mid-century modern look thanks to the understated, but unique design choices. The defining feature of the “K 11-21” is undoubtedly the sculpted brass body with a teardrop shape. The polished surface shows off the brass’s beautiful patina, while the elongated necks enhance the thickness of the lower parts. The thin necks are also visual bridges connecting the cylindrical fabric shades to the bodies. The white fabric is an interesting material match with the brass, just like the shape. Instead of creating tension, the contrasting shapes and materials bring the design into perfect balance. The black lacquered sockets and twisted fabric cords add extra points of visual and material interest. These lamps are just as captivating from afar as they are up close.

    One of the lamps has the manufacturer, Idman’s label engraved on it. The firm dates back to 1897. In 1953, Idman Oy acquired the majority of shares in Taito Oy, the company of Paavo Tynell. From then on, the company produced many of Finland’s most famous and coveted pieces by leading designers from the time.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some minor scratches on the brass.

    6.29 in ⌀ x 14.96 in H
    16 cm ⌀ x 38 cm H

    These lamps will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Finland
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Brass, Fabric
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some minor scratches on the brass.
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20231687
    Incollect Reference #: 644243
  • Dimensions
    H. 14.96 in; Diam. 6.3 in;
    H. 38 cm; Diam. 16 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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