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Paavo Tynell

A ceiling light, model no. 9040, circa 1953

Brass, brass wire, coloured glass
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manufactured by Taito Oy, Helsinki, Finland
22 ½ drop x 17 ¾ in. diameter (57 x 45 cm.)
light socket …

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manufactured by Taito Oy, Helsinki, Finland
22 ½ drop x 17 ¾ in. diameter (57 x 45 cm.)
light socket stamped OY TAITO AB

From the Catalogue:
Paavo Tynell was co-founder and one of the main designers of Taito AB, the first industrial producer of lighting in Finland. With the innovation of electricity in the beginning of …

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Design/Decorative Art
Paavo Tynell
Finnish, 1890–1973
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Lighting designer Paavo Tynell, “the man who illuminated Finland,” was one of the founders and chief designer of Taito Oy—the first industrial producer of lighting fixtures in Finland. With the innovation of electricity, Taito Oy and Tynell expanded the thinking and manufacturing of modern lighting solutions in Europe and abroad. His lighting designs varied from sconces, to desk and pendant lamps, to chandeliers. A master craftsmen himself, Tynell’s elegant brass designs were derivative of a traditional aesthetic with a modern sensibility. He also collaborated with some of the most celebrated Finnish architects of his day, such as Alvar Aalto and Eero Saarinen, working with them to incorporate artificial lighting into their modern environments. He is also known for his lighting design for the UN Secretary General’s office in New York.

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manufactured by Taito Oy, Helsinki, Finland
22 ½ drop x 17 ¾ in. diameter (57 x 45 cm.)
light socket …

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manufactured by Taito Oy, Helsinki, Finland
22 ½ drop x 17 ¾ in. diameter (57 x 45 cm.)
light socket stamped OY TAITO AB

From the Catalogue:
Paavo Tynell was co-founder and one of the main designers of Taito AB, the first industrial producer of lighting in Finland. With the innovation of electricity in the beginning of …

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Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Paavo Tynell
Finnish, 1890–1973
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Lighting designer Paavo Tynell, “the man who illuminated Finland,” was one of the founders and chief designer of Taito Oy—the first industrial producer of lighting fixtures in Finland. With the innovation of electricity, Taito Oy and Tynell expanded the thinking and manufacturing of modern lighting solutions in Europe and abroad. His lighting designs varied from sconces, to desk and pendant lamps, to chandeliers. A master craftsmen himself, Tynell’s elegant brass designs were derivative of a traditional aesthetic with a modern sensibility. He also collaborated with some of the most celebrated Finnish architects of his day, such as Alvar Aalto and Eero Saarinen, working with them to incorporate artificial lighting into their modern environments. He is also known for his lighting design for the UN Secretary General’s office in New York.

Paavo Tynell

A ceiling light, model no. 9040, circa 1953

Brass, brass wire, coloured glass
Bidding closed
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