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Paavo Tynell

A standard lamp, model no. 9602, circa 1960

Brass, cane, linen shade
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manufactured by Idman Oy, Helsinki, Finland
59 in. high (150 cm.)
light switch stamped Idman

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manufactured by Idman Oy, Helsinki, Finland
59 in. high (150 cm.)
light switch stamped Idman

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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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About the work
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manufactured by Idman Oy, Helsinki, Finland
59 in. high (150 cm.)
light switch stamped Idman

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manufactured by Idman Oy, Helsinki, Finland
59 in. high (150 cm.)
light switch stamped Idman

Christie's Special Notice
This lot will be removed to Christie’s Park Royal. Christie’s will inform you if the lot has been sent offsite. Our removal and storage of the lot is subject to the terms and conditions of storage …

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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 standard lamp, model no. 9602, circa 1960

Brass, cane, linen shade
Bidding closed
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