Seagulls with suspenders

The Lokki (seagull in Finnish) pendant lamp, also known as flying saucer by nick name, is a genuine classic and one of the best-known products by Yki Nummi (Finland, 1925 – 1984)

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The Lokki was designed in 1960 for Stockmann-ORNO under the reference 64-445.
It comes in 2 sizes, 50 and 70 cm diameter.
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Here, as found in the 1964 ORNO catalog:
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As it is a classic of the Finnish design, you see them here and there, in people’s house when you walk the streets, in supermarkets and design shops…etc.

When my Brother came to Finland, he ended up buying a Looki, a Seagull, but
– With no suspenders
– With different dimensions: 60cm diameter, 37cm height
– No holes for, maybe missing, suspension cables.

The, well trusted, seller had said it was a limited edition, produced during only 2 years in the 60’s.
So, Yki Nummi it is!

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This last Photo, the one showing the cord/shade connection, reminded me of a lamp I had, that, at the time, reminded me Yki Nummi’s work:

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so YKI NUMMI IT IS!!

And for the fun, here is how it looks when you try to be creative ala Poul Henningsen:

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Today, the lokki can be found under Innojok licence with the 2 references: 320050 and 320070.

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