Airam presents reproduction of Tapio Wirkkala design. Wir-85 lamp and three light fixtures from the original range have been selected for production. Designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Airam in 1959, the WIR light bulb was a novelty in lamp design. The elegant bulb with its opal glass, connected to a simplified bulb holder, was awarded the Grand Prix prize at the XII Milan Triennial exhibition in 1960. The lamp K2-131 instantly became an international success.
Apart the award-winning WIR lamp, having granted the Grand Prix prize, Wirkkala later designed a complete range of lighting fixtures. These included various coloured glass lampshade fittings to emphasize the shape and pleasant light of the bulb and to add variety to its simple elegance. The colour of the transparent glass is light, in order to elegantly present the shape of the bulb and its clear white light.
Three lamps from the original K2 range have been selected for production. The K2-135 and K2-142 are sold with a WIR-85 LED lamp. The lampshade is made from clear coloured glass blown into a mould, with three colour options: smoked blue, greenish grey and sand. The package includes a ceiling cup, the plug and the installation equipment, all in matching black. The bulb is dimmable, and it is also sold separately.
In addition to the integrated lamp cord and holder, the package includes a WIR-85 led lamp as well as a ceiling cup, a plug and installation equipment, all in matching black. The bulb is dimmable, with a pure white light. The bulb is also sold separately.
Habitare Fair will be held at Messukeskus in Helsinki. Habitare is the largest furniture, design and interior decoration event in Finland. Come and meet us and to see the Wirkkala light bulbs and fixtures at booth 6h28.