Lantern, which became meanwhile a classic from Iittala, appears in a new light because now there is an electric version of the light object designed by Harri Koskinen.
In this way the application area of Lantner is a good deal bigger: The light object can be placed in various surroundings, for example between shelvings or in public places. "A candle creates a relaxed atmosphere and is connected with a ritual: A few hours after lighting the candle, the darkness returns. Electricity offers more functionality because the Lantern can give more light without any time limit", argues Harri Koskinen.
The form of the Lantern Lamp is iconic and sculpturesque - just like its classic role model. That is also the reason why the form just looks amazing with either candle light or electric light. Even if the Lantern doesnot fulfil its regular (lighting) purpose at the very moment, it will still fulfill the purpose of being a wonderful decorative design object due to its sculptural form.