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Maija Table Lamp Design Ilmari Tapiovaara




Maija Table Lamp Design Ilmari Tapiovaara

The Maija table lamp is in 1955 designed Ilmari Tapiovaara, a Finnish Designer. He has been inspired by the children’s book Maya bee from 1912. And in particular the hive with its different layers. The result is the Maija table lamp with the reclining discs showing the light is from a shimmering honeycomb. In the original design were the discs Nude rose, this version is now available again in addition to the version with the white discs. In both versions is the mount which consists of 3 feet run in mat copper. The Maija table lamp by Santa and Cole is now equipped with environment-friendly LED lighting and a dimmer, the lamp is 33 cm high and has a diameter of 18 cm.

LED lighting

A LED light puts 90 percent of the energy into light and only 10 percent into heat. A conventional light bulb does exactly the opposite. A Led bulb consumes less power to produce the same light output. This is a considerable reduction in use of electricity and this is good for the environment. And LED bulbs have a longer service life than other light sources. So it’s cheaper and better for the environment to use Led light sources instead of conventional light bulbs. The light source of the Cesta Table lamp is a 10 Watt LED light source corresponding to the light output of a 60 Watt conventional light bulb. The color of the light is 2700 K, what we experience as  warm light. The LED Light source is included with the lamp.

Santa & Cole is a Spanish manufacturer of lighting and outdoor furniture. Since its founding in 1985 they went looking for well-designed products from the past. Those good enough they reintroduced. All designs and products meet high quality standards. The Design Classic Lighting they also improved to suit for LED lighting. The purpose of Santa Cole is not to create a big collection, they present a high-quality collection containing products of very respectable designers such as Miguel Milá, Arne Jacobsen and Ilmari Tapiovaara.

Ilmari Tapiovaara

Ilmari Tapiovaara was born in 1914 in Hämeenlinna (Finland), he studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, where he came into contact with the functionalism and the designs of Alvar Aalto. He completed his training at the studio of Le Corbusier. In addition to the Maija Lamps is he also become known with the Mademoiselle Lounge Chair.


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