Thursday, 11 November 2010

THE FLYING SAUCER / A SEAGULL IN THE LIVINGROOM



Our living room lamp is named "Lokki", which is Finnish and means seagull. It was designed by Yki Nummi, one of the great Finnish mid-century designers, in 1960. The English name of it is Sky Flyer although it is also widely known as the flying saucer.

Lokki is still in production; our lamp is new, not vintage. We got ours from Paloranta (where it for some reason was more than 150 euros more affordable than elsewhere!?)

I like it!

(you can see what it looks like in daylight here.)

11 comments:

Nolita said...

Super cool lamp! Love it!

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NormaJeane said...

Samasta haaveillaan täällä. Onko teidän valaisin pieni vai iso?

Kitten said...

Nice! I like it too :)

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

NormaJeane : meillä on se isompi versio! Se maksaa siellä palorannalla alle kolmensadan, että jos meinaatte ostaa nii suosittelen tota kauppaa :)

sueper said...

that is such a cool design - it is quite out there but not too much!

check out the shop, finally up and running: http://www.etsy.com/shop/suevs

Clara Cupcakes said...

Ohhh! I love it! That will go perfectly with the rest of your decor. Amazing!

bluemoondame.com said...

I like it too!! Very very cool!

ina said...

You got it! It's my favourite lamp that I've been drawling over for ages!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Ina : yes, but I've had it since June already! You've seen it here :)

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Gina Americana said...

Now this is what I love about Nordic people. Y'all just don't go out and buy any old lamp for your home. No! You buy pieces that have a name, a designer and a history. No wonder you have such beautiful homes up here in the North!