In autumn 2018, Airam is launching new K2 luminaires designed by Tapio Wirkkala with clear glass lampshades, a coloured brushed steel bulb holder and a translucent cord. With the K2 luminaire, light is an aesthetic experience: the beautiful shape of the bulb can be clearly seen inside the clear glass lampshade. The luminaire brings an old classic into modern homes in a completely new way in a fresh combination of colours.
Between 1959 and 1961, Tapio Wirkkala designed approximately 100 different light fixtures for mass production, which were based on the WIR lamps designed by him that were honoured at the XII Milan Triennial exhibition in 1960. At its simplest, the idea of the beautiful bulb was highlighted in the K2-131 and K2-105 luminaires in which the bulb was combined with an elegantly plain lighting cord. The idea was new and innovative. The simple, elegant and beautifully illuminating bulb was no longer hidden within a lampshade or separate diffuser.
In autumn 2017, Airam launched Wirkkala luminaires with coloured lampshades, the K2-135 and K2-142. In these, the WIR bulb is covered in a coloured glass shade, whose profile discreetly highlights the shape of the bulb. The coloured Wirkkala luminaires come in three different shades: smoky blue, sand and warm grey.
The K2-135, K2-142 and K2-140 luminaires have a clear glass lampshade combined with a brushed steel bulb holder and a clear cord. This combination creates a fresh atmosphere in a completely new way. The clean and simple colourscape is very suitable for pale Scandinavian homes. You can augment the slender K2-140 designer luminaire by, for example, creating from it a group of three different models. The K2-135 and K2-142 luminaires have a WIR-85 bulb inside an opal lampshade. Its 760 lm light rating corresponds to that of a 60 W incandescent bulb. The
K2-140 luminaire has a lower 6 W WIR-105 bulb in an opal lampshade, and its 470 lm rating corresponds to a 40 W incandescent bulb. In addition to the coloured K2 luminaires, there is now also the new Airy Collection of light fixtures available in LED versions.
K2-140/135/142 GL KI packages include all necessary accessories.