Paavo Tynell, ‘Brass Pendant by Paavo Tynell’, Almond & Co.

A Large edition of the K2-46 chandelier by Paavo Tynell for Idman. The brass shade has twin dot perforations, scalloped edge detail, and a etched glass diffuser underneath. The overall length can be adjusted and specified.
Finland, C. 1950's

Signature: Stamped with Makers Mark

Image rights: Almond & Co.

Manufacturer: Idman

About Paavo Tynell

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.

Finnish, 1890-1973