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Because of its shape, this small light fitting, which gives a concentrated light, has been nicknamed Nauris (Turnip). When switched on, the light emerging from between the partially nested, concentric rings of the upper part emphasises the shape of the lamp.

Design

Alvar Aalto 1954

Product number

A 333

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Light fitting A333, "Turnip". Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum.

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One of the bedrooms in the house of art dealer Louis Carré (Alvar Aalto 1956-63), Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France. Photo: Heikki Havas, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Blue light fittings in Seinäjoki Library (Alvar Aalto 1960-65). Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Artek shop interior in Rautatalo office building (Alvar Aalto 1951-55), early 1960s. Photo: Aarne Pietinen, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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’Turnips’ in Cafe Colombia, Rautatalo. Photo: Heikki Havas, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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’Turnips’ in National Pensions Institute main building (Alvar Aalto 1953-56), cafeteria. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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A wall-mounted version for office use in National Pensions Institute. Photo: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Aalto light fittings in Artek 20th anniversary exhibition, 1955. The ‘turnip’ with a shaft. Photo: Heikki Havas, Alvar Aalto Museum.