Paavo Tynell Desk Light in Brass and White Metal
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Paavo Tynell for Idman, desk light, white enameled metal and brass, Finland, 1950s.
Beautiful designed '9227' table lamp by Finnish designer Paavo Tynell for Idman. This model features a very refined design that shows Tynell's style perfectly. Use of perforated metal and polished brass were common materials and techniques he applied in his work. This lamp is engraved with 'Idman'.
Finnish designer Paavo Tynell began (1890-1973) began his career as a blacksmith. After studying to become a master craftsman at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, he founded his own manufacturing company named Taito Oy. During his career, he collaborated with fellow Finnish designers and architects such as Alvar Aalto. Their collaboration proved to be very fruitful and achieved Tynell’s reputation of “the man who illuminated Finland.” Tynell’s international design influence grew thanks to the Finland House located in New York and allowed him to see himself trusted with prestigious orders both for public buildings such as the UN but also for important private collections. Based on existing models, the wealthiest families in Finland ordered custom versions.