Savoy restaurant, Helsinki
Made from a single piece of brass, with an uncoated exterior surface, the Savoy A330S will age gracefully over time. Natural oxidation starts right after production, beginning an aging process that will result in a beautiful patina.
The Savoy version casts a golden, warm toned light while neutralising glare. With a black textile cord similar to the ones found at The Savoy to this day, this version closely resembles the very first pieces created in the 1930s.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Brass is the alloy of copper and zinc. Uncoated brass starts to oxidise in normal atmosphere, just after the end of the polishing process in production. During transport and in storage this can lead to a very light partial darkening of the polished outer surface of the „Golden Bell“ Savoy. To minimize this effect the light fixture is packed with extra sillica bags.
 
Eventual partial darkening of the polished brass surface already in the packaging is not a flaw but a desired characteristic of this product – it marks the beginning of the beautiful patination process.
 
Commercially available brass polish may be used to treat the outer surface of the „Golden Bell“ Savoy. Customers who prefer a more inert version of A330S „Golden Bell“ should decide for the version that has a protective clear lacquer on the polished brass surface.

> A330S – Savoy ed. raw brass

> A330S coated brass

> A330S chrome

> A330S black

> A330S white

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suspension A330S Golden Bell

 

design Alvar Aalto, 1936

Aino and Alvar Aalto were commissioned in 1936 to design the interior of the Savoy Restaurant in Helsinki. Made from a single piece of brass, the elegant Golden Bell pendant was a part of the restaurant’s interior. It was shown in the Finnish Pavilion of the Paris World Expo in 1937.
 
The A330S pendant is available in 5 versions:
 
raw brass (Savoy edition) with black textile cord, brass inside and brass canopy
coated brass with white plastic cord, white inside and brass canopy
chromed with white plastic cord, white inside and chromed canopy
blanche with white plastic cord, white inside and white canopy
noire with black plastic cord, white inside and black canopy
 

Lamp shade H20 x ø17 cm
Cable 250 cm
Source light E27
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