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Pia Lamps
Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s

Pia Lamps Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s

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

Pia Lamps Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s
Pia Lamps Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s
Pia Lamps Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s
Pia Lamps Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s
Pia Lamps Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s

Pia Mandarine pendant

Dimensions Ø52 x H32 cm

Pia Lamps Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s

Suspension PIA Mandarine

Pia pendants

Pia 1050 Ø50 cm – light source 6 x E14 – 2,5 kg

Pia 1080 Ø80 cm – light source 9 x E14 – 5 kg

Pia Lamps Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s

PIA Pendant Ø50 cm

Pia Lamps Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s

PIA Pendant Ø80 cm

Pia ceiling lamp

Pia 1270 Ø70 cm – Light source 3 x E14 – 2,5kg

Pia Lamps Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s

PIA Ceiling lamp

Napoléon by the Nile floor lamp

Dimensions Ø50 x H215 cm – light osurce 3 x E14 – 8kg

Pia Lamps Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s

Floor lamp

Pia Lamps Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s
Pia Lamps Tore Ahlsén, 1940’s