Yki Nummi - Stockmann-Orno, Innolux - Hanging lamp - Lokki 500 - The Flying Saucer

Description
Yki Nummi - Stockmann-Orno, Innolux - Hanging lamp - Lokki 500 - The Flying Saucer
Finland - 1960-1969 - Steel (stainless), Milky white acrylic

In well working condition, a wonderful pendant light by Finnish designer Yki Nummi, a design from 1960 and produced for Stockmann-Orno Oy in Finland. Currently issued by manufacturer Innolux / Innojok Oy from Finland, which has taken over the Stockmann company.

Note: The white acrylic two-piece lampshades are vintage and the electric wire and chains are new of Innolux.

Please also see the last photo with a red arrow, which shows a small sphere at the outer edge of the top lampshade. However, this is not disturbing at all when the lamp is hanging from the ceiling.

Dimensions: Shade height: 40 cm x Diameter: 50 cm. Length of the electric wire plus suspension: 200 cm, including a white aluminium large ceiling rose.

Background information:
Yki Nummi (1925-1984) was an artist and designer and is considered one of the most notable Scandinavian designers who was active between the 50s and 70s. He worked as a lighting designer for the Finnish Stockmann-Orno fixture factory from 1950 to 1975 and designed hundreds of light fixtures during this period.

The most famous fixtures by Nummi are the "Modern Art" table lamp from 1955 and the Lokki pendant light from 1960, also known as "The Flying Saucer".

Nummi first studied mathematics and physics at the university after World War II. He then studied decorative painting at the Institute of Applied Arts in Helsinki in 1950. Due to his education, Nummi had a solid theoretical base, especially in the relationship between light and colour.

Condition in accordance with age and use, such as some small scratches and stains.

All of the photos provide a good impression of this lot.


Will be sent well-packaged and registered by PostNL Parcel Service, within the Netherlands and abroad. Please also visit our Catawiki page catawiki.grooveydesign.nl for other vintage lots.

Lot details
Object
Hanging lamp
Material
Milky white acrylic, Steel (stainless)
Designer/ Artist
Yki Nummi
Manufacturer/ Brand
Innolux, Stockmann-Orno
Model/ Name
Lokki 500 - The Flying Saucer
Estimated Period
1960-1969
Country of Origin
Finland
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
40×50×200 cm
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