Wright: Scandinavian Design (May 2019) - Rago/Wright
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Impressed manufacturer's mark to fixture 'OY Taito AB 9015".

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Taito OY

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.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Modernity at Masterpiece Online 2020Modernity
2019
Modernity by CFHILL – In the Hands of a GeniusCFHILL
TEFAF Maastricht 2019Modernity
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Taito Oy
Taito Oy

Chandelier, model 9015, c. 1945

Brass, glass, vellum
32 1/2 in
82.6 cm
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Impressed manufacturer's mark to fixture 'OY Taito AB 9015".

Medium
Manufacturer
Taito OY

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.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Taito Oy
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