Sïesta by Maija Liisa Komulainen

Sïesta by Maija Liisa Komulainen Sïesta by Maija Liisa Komulainen Sïesta by Maija Liisa Komulainen Sïesta by Maija Liisa Komulainen Sïesta by Maija Liisa Komulainen Sïesta by Maija Liisa Komulainen Sïesta by Maija Liisa Komulainen Sïesta by Maija Liisa Komulainen

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This architectural light sculpture from the early 70s was created by Majia Liisa Komulainen, the Finnish queen of Raak's design team.

 

Komulainen has a distinct style that stands out without extravagance. Each time she is able to shape the unruly metal into unexpected fantasies. As the name suggests, for this design she was inspired by the typical buildings in Spanish cities where the inhabitants close their shutters for an afternoon nap. With a few simple measures, the folded metal suggests a building of which the apertures spread a soothing glow. The Sïesta is a beautiful object on itself, subtly drawing attention to its architecture. When switched on, generating a skyline of twinkling lights.

 

read more about Raak

Raak was an Amsterdam lamp factory, founded in 1954 by Carel O. Lockhorn, who used to work for the lighting division of Philips. Raak also had a branch in Eindhoven. The caption on its labels said Light Architecture, which pointed out that their lamps need to be seen as extensive and supporting elements of architecture and interior design. The company manufactured many lights for public and government buildings as well as for home use. A large and international group of architects, industrial designers, electrical engineers and decorators contributed to the refined minimalist aesthetic of Raak’s light objects (E.J. Jelles, Maija Liisa Komulainen, Frank Ligtelijn, Nanny Still, Nico Kooy, Sergio Asti, e.a.). Frank Ligtelijn's Globe 2000 (also called Raak 2000), a floor lamp manufactured in 1961, really set the tone for the company's characteristic style: a sophisticated design, durable and beautifully finished materials and a name that excites the imagination. 

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Height 39 cm Width 21 cm
Depth 21 cm

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