The Artek Light Pays Tribute to Finnish Designer Tapio Wirkkala

By: Meghan Young - Jul 8, 2015
References: artek.fi & swipelife
The recent Artek Light collection could be likened to jewelry for the home. Simple yet visually striking with its tinted glass shade and geometric form, the design is one that would elevate the look of any home or office. Since the Artek Light collection pays homage to the 100th anniversary of the birth of renowned Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala, that should come as no surprise.

Since Wirkkala was known for his work with high end glassware, sculptures or jewelry, it's only natural the Artek Light collection would make a bold statement as well. Available in three different hues -- amber, blue and grey -- the pendant lamps are actually the re-release of his original design dating back to the 1960s. It's interesting to note how timeless the look still is.