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The motifs for all the light fittings in the theatre are derived from styles of the past. With their ample shapes, the lamps fit in well with the imaginative world of the theatre. The light fittings in the Jyväskylä Workers’ Club date from a time when lamps took shape on the architect’s drawing board, but skilled hands were still needed to make them.


Alvar Aalto 1925


O.Y. Taito A.B


Jyväskylä Worker's Club, auditorium (1924–1925)

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Auditorium light fitting, Jyväskylä Worker's Club. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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The light fittings are decorated with stylized lilies and leaves, cockleshells and coils of ribbon. Sketch: Alvar Aalto Museum.

Jyväskylän Työväentalon juhlasalin valaisin. Luonnos: Alvar Aalto -museo
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Sketches of light fittings. Sketch: Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Jyväskylä Workers´Club interior colours were chosen from the palette of Nordic classicism: deep red, blue, black, silver and gold. Sketch: Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Auditorium in the 1920s. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum.

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The original light fittings have been renovated and are still in use. Photo: Topcu Borahan, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Auditorium light fitting. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.