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Paavo Tynell

A rare large desk lamp, 1951-52

Brass, leather
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Christie's

manufactured by Taito Oy, Helsinki, Finland
20 ½ in. high (52 cm.)
twice stamped TAITO

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manufactured by Taito Oy, Helsinki, Finland
20 ½ in. high (52 cm.)
twice stamped TAITO

From the Catalogue:
The present lot design, of impressive large size, was conceived for the for the Head Office of the Finnish State Railways Headquarters. The lamp is featured in a rare period photograph of the office interior, and …

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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
20 ½ in. high (52 cm.)
twice stamped TAITO

From the …

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manufactured by Taito Oy, Helsinki, Finland
20 ½ in. high (52 cm.)
twice stamped TAITO

From the Catalogue:
The present lot design, of impressive large size, was conceived for the for the Head Office of the Finnish State Railways Headquarters. The lamp is featured in a rare period photograph of the office interior, and …

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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 rare large desk lamp, 1951-52

Brass, leather
Bidding closed
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