The 'Maija 15' originally designed by Tapiovaara in 1955 now incorporates LED technology, capable of blending functionality and intimacy at the same time, and it has been re-edited in two sizes, with fifteen centimetre diameter discs. With both models, an inner white glass diffuser helps to filter the light. Comes in white or nude rose.
In the language of Finnish functionalism, the Maija series conveyed the feeling of Baltic light from the inside outwards, with a graceful, durable structure reminiscent of the childish honeycomb of naughty honey bee Maya, the heroine of stories and cartoons that originally inspired its name. Maija was a very popular lamp from the start. It was the only one made by this first major Finnish industrial non-architect designer after Alvar Aalto, and who is now recognised as a maestro of generations. An opaque body with a brass structure fragmented into superimposed plates, filters and directs its happy inner light.