Designer Yki Nummi was born in China 1925 to a missionary family. He studied in Finland and after graduating from University of Art and Design Helsinki, he was hired as a lamp designer for Orno. The Modern Art table lamp, one of his classics, was designed at Orno in 1955. Modern Art represents European designs in the permanent collection of New York MoMA. Skyflier, designed in 1960, was awarded in Milano Triennale in the year of its launch. Skyflyer lamp is one of the best-known designs by Yki Nummi and known in Finland by the name of Lokki (Seagull), it is still very popular.
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