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Lot 170: Alvar Aalto
November 24, 2016
Turin, ItalyLive Auction
Description: Lampada da terra mod. A 809 Ottone lucido, alluminio laccato, rivestimento in cuoio. Prod. Valaistustyö Ky, Helsinki, anni '50 Marchio impresso del produttore: "VALAISTUSTYO A 809" cm 166x68 Literature: Charlotte and Peter Fiell, 1000 Lights, Taschen, Koln, 2005, pp. 294, 295; Pirkko Tuukkanen, ed., Alvar Aalto Designer, Vammala, 2002, pp. 8, 24, 107.
Condition Report: Good vintage condition. Slight but diffuse oxidation on the brass. The leather is in good condition; there are only some light scratches near the base. Two elements of the switch are made of plastic material instead of wood as the original are.