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


Tapio Wirkkala "K10-47" Floor Lamp for Idman Oy, Finland 1960s

$ 20,900
  • Description
    Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was a multitalented design genius, widely considered a leading figure of modern Finnish industrial art. This lamp model is one of the cornerstones of Tapio Wirkkala´s repertoire; this groundbreaking piece is one of the original adjustable lamps with angular opal light bulbs that launched a series of lamps with different designs, that were in production for 30 years from the late 1950s until the late 1970s.

    This specific model is very hard to come by, truly a holy grail for any collector and design aficionado. The structure shows Wirkkala’s genius in every line, joint, and idea. Showing the designer’s great consideration for functionality besides the aesthetic dimension, the height, width, and depth are all adjustable in different directions. This is the result of the ingenious ball joint on the brass pole that ends in a teak handle. Besides the unique structural solutions, the design also features a versatile medley of shapes and materials with a black lacquered cast iron base, brass poles, and a black lacquered metal shade. While the structure, with its dual brass poles is similar to the “crane” model, there are a number of details that make this lamp even more distinctive, starting with the lightbulb. It was designed by Tapio Wirkkala himself and is still in production. Its unique shape adds to the inherently modernistic look of this mode. The designer’s sticker can be found on the shade. Idman Oy produced the models of some of the most renowned Finnish lighting designers of the time, including Tapio Wirkkala, Mauri Almari and Maria Lindeman.

    Wirkkala's present “K10-47” floor lamp remains an enduring emblem of Finnish design history, celebrated for its unique solutions and elemental style. Its ability to harmonize with diverse aesthetics while providing efficient lighting makes it a coveted and iconic piece, attesting to the enduring appeal of Finnish mid-century lighting design.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The brass has a beautiful patina.

    17.32 in W (lamp stand is adjustable) x 5.51 in D x 46.25 in H
    44 cm W (lamp stand is adjustable) x 14 cm D x 117.5 cm H

    This floor lamp will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item 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, Metal, Lacquer, Wood
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The brass has a beautiful patina.
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20231771
    Incollect Reference #: 676116
  • Dimensions
    W. 17.32 in; H. 46.26 in; Diam. 5.51 in;
    W. 44 cm; H. 117.5 cm; Diam. 14 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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