Aino Aalto 'Ama 500' Pendant Light, 1940s

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Aino Aalto 'Ama 500' Pendant Light, 1940s

3,800.00

Aino Aalto 'AMA 500' pendant light, 1940s. Executed in enameled aluminum and brass for Valaistustyö Ky Finland, circa 1941. Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to fixture: Valaistustyo AMA 500.

Literature: Alvar & Aino Aalto design: Collection Bischofberger, Kellein, pg. 174

Aino Maria Marsio-Aalto was a Finnish architect and a key innovator of Scandinavian Modern design. The co-founder of the legendary design brand Artek, she energetically collaborated with her more famous husband Alvar Aalto on many of its most iconic designs.

CREATOR: Valaistustyö (Manufacturer), Aino Aalto (Designer)

PRODUCTION TIME: Available Now

OF THE PERIOD: Scandinavian Modern

PLACE OF ORIGIN: Finland

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: circa 1941

PERIOD: 1940-1949

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Enameled Aluminum, Brass

CONDITION: Good

CONDITION DETAILS: Updated wiring for US electrical; accommodates a medium base 60 watt max incandescent bulb (higher with LED); original white cord and custom brass canopy to mount over standard American j-box. Some wear and losses noted only for accuracy

WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.

DIMENSIONS: H 36 in. x Dm 12.25 in.

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