The first Pia lamps were designed in the 1940s by the architect Tore Ahlsén, who wanted to bring the beautiful, soft light of nature indoors.
A lover of mathematics, Tore Ahlsén experimented with silver wire bent in a circle from different fixed points. The name Pia comes from mathematics – Pi being the ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter.
Pia lamps are handcrafted products available as pendant lamps, a ceiling lamp and a floor lamp – the latter somewhat bizarrely named Napoleon of the Nile because of the shape of the regulator at its base and its shade, which evoke the famous figure of Napoleon in a hat contemplating the moon floating above the pyramids.
Fun fact: it was after falling in love with the Pia lamp that the famous American designer George Nelson invented the no less famous Nelson Bubble lamps.
Pendants Metal structure in silver wire, covered with a detachable and washable embroidered cotton fabric. Cord in textile, 2,5 m. Delivered with DCL connector
Floor lamp Metal structure in silver wire, covered with a detachable and washable embroidered cotton fabric. Black sanded cast iron base with foot dimmer. Textile cord 2,5 m
Dimensions Ø52 x H32 cm
Suspension PIA Mandarine
Pia 1050 Ø50 cm – light source 6 x E14 – 2,5 kg
Pia 1080 Ø80 cm – light source 9 x E14 – 5 kg
PIA Pendant Ø50 cm
PIA Pendant Ø80 cm
Pia 1270 Ø70 cm – Light source 3 x E14 – 2,5kg
PIA Ceiling lamp
Dimensions Ø50 x H215 cm – light osurce 3 x E14 – 8kg