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This small, round light fitting is known as Bilberry (a kind of whortleberry). There are two, slightly different versions of it. In one, the opening for the light is cut asymmetrically in the side of the spherical shade and in the other, the opening is cut so the light shines directly downwards.


Alvar Aalto 1958

Product number

A 338

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Light fitting A 338, "Bilberry". Photo: Topcu Borahan, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Bilberry in Artek 25th anniversary exhibition, in Rautatalo office building, Helsinki, 1961. Photo: Ossi Sjöblom, Alvar Aalto Museum.

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Bilberry is used in the library of the Maison Louis Carré. Kuva: Maija Holma, Alvar Aalto -museo.

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Bilberry is also used in the living room of the Maison Louis Carré. Photo: Alvar Aalto Museum.