Paavo Tynell, ‘Rare Paavo Tynell Table Lamp for Taito, Finland’, 1940-1949, Almond & Co.
Paavo Tynell, ‘Rare Paavo Tynell Table Lamp for Taito, Finland’, 1940-1949, Almond & Co.
Paavo Tynell, ‘Rare Paavo Tynell Table Lamp for Taito, Finland’, 1940-1949, Almond & Co.
Paavo Tynell, ‘Rare Paavo Tynell Table Lamp for Taito, Finland’, 1940-1949, Almond & Co.
Paavo Tynell, ‘Rare Paavo Tynell Table Lamp for Taito, Finland’, 1940-1949, Almond & Co.
Paavo Tynell, ‘Rare Paavo Tynell Table Lamp for Taito, Finland’, 1940-1949, Almond & Co.
Paavo Tynell, ‘Rare Paavo Tynell Table Lamp for Taito, Finland’, 1940-1949, Almond & Co.
Paavo Tynell, ‘Rare Paavo Tynell Table Lamp for Taito, Finland’, 1940-1949, Almond & Co.

A rare table lamp made in the 1940s for "Taito," Finland. The lamp has a brass base, wood stem, and a pleated silk shade with a brass perforated top. The lamp retains the original wiring in excellent condition with two sockets. Minor water mark to one side of shade.

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Manufacturer: Taito Oy

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