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Paavo Tynell

Rare and Important chandelier, c. 1948

Perforated and enameled brass
34 in diameter
86.4 cm diameter
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Dimensions: 34 dia x 31 h in (86 x 79 cm)

Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to fixture: …

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Dimensions: 34 dia x 31 h in (86 x 79 cm)

Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to fixture: [Taito TT 9041].

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Manufacturer
Taito OY
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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Dimensions: 34 dia x 31 h in (86 x 79 cm)

Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to fixture: …

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Dimensions: 34 dia x 31 h in (86 x 79 cm)

Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to fixture: [Taito TT 9041].

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Manufacturer
Taito OY
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

Rare and Important chandelier, c. 1948

Perforated and enameled brass
34 in diameter
86.4 cm diameter
Bidding closed
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