In 1955 Ilmari Tapiovaara, designer of chairs and furniture, undertook a project to create a lamp. His source of inspiration was Maya the Bee, a friendly character from a 1912 children’s book. Tapiovaara conceived a column of small metal superimposed discs from which the light hangs out from a shimmering honeycomb, shrouded in warm life. Designcollectors presents the Maija Lamp in 3 different versions: table lamp, floor lamp and pendant lamp.
Tapiovaara Maija 15 Table Lamp with 15-centimetre diameter discs. Metallic lampshade finished in matte white or nude rose. Brass legs matte finished. Diffuser in white translucent engineering plastic. Dimmer included.