The Swan XL Floor Lamp by Eero Aarnio

April 17, 2009

Finnish designer Eero Aarnio has created the Swan XL Floor Lamp for the Helsinki, Finland based manufacturer Martela.

The new Swan XL is a larger version of the Swan table lamp, which was introduced earlier. Swan XL is a floor lamp designed to go next to the armchair of an avid reader. It provides a focal point that looks equally impressive in private homes as well as public spaces – anywhere that requires a good spotlight.

Floor lamps are made up of three parts: the base, the stand and the shade. “I wanted to give these components a new, modern form and this led to the creation of Swan XL. It is not just a larger version of the table lamp, however. I’ve altered the dimensions to make it work better as a floor lamp. To ensure that the design was functional, I made life-size drawings of the XL version to see what it would look like next to my favourite armchair,” Eero Aarnio says.

Visit Eero Aarnio’s website – here.    Visit the Martela website – here.