The bold Maija Lighting Collection, including pendant, floor and table lamps, was designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1955, and beautifully portrays a graphic interpretation of a honeycomb.
Crafted with an opaque metal shade, transparent glass diffuser and brass hardware, the Maija Lighting Collection has been updated with LED technology to bring its inner workings up-to-date, while its dynamic design remains as relevant today as its inception in 1955.
The Maija family were inspired by the durable structure of the honeycomb, part of the popular children’s cartoons that starred Maya, the naughty honey bee from which the collection takes its name.
Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara was born in Hämeenlinna, Finland in 1914, and went on to train with Le Corbusier and work using Modern and functionalist sensibilities. Seen as a pioneer in the rise of industrial design post-WW2, Tapiovaara’s Maija collection was popular from the beginning, remaining a Finnish classic to this day.