Alvar Aalto

Finland (b. 1898)

He also continued his exploration of uniform slats as a way to direct light, most notably in his spherical Turbo Pendant from 1967, which was awarded the iF Design Award. He was fascinated by the simple design principle of the repeating form that offered so much flexibility in appearance depending on the colour and positioning of the slats, while shielding the eye from direct bulb glare from all angles. The latter was a principle he adopted from Poul Henningsen throughout his career.

Alvar Aalto