Paavo Tynell Floor Lamp Model 9631 in Brass and Cane
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Paavo Tynell for Taito, floor lamp model 9631, brass, cane, cloth, Finland, 1950s
Elegant floor lamp by Finish master of lights Paavo Tynell. This admirable floor lamp stands on a delicate tripod in brass from which a thin stem with a cane surface rises upwards. The leather is wrapped around the stem in regular lines. A cylindric stem in off-white cloth may be adjusted in its angle. This floor lamp features the strong traits of Tynell’s designs, like the brave combination of brass and cane, elegant forms and delicate craftsmanship.
Paavo Tynell (1890-1973) was born in Finland and started to work as a tin smith and from there onwards became a blacksmith. From this trade he slowly came into the Craft of making and designing lamp. He was co-founder of Taito ab, a lamp manufacturer. A turning point for Tynell's career when he started to collaborate with Finland House in New York, a gallery that promoted Finnish design in New York. His designs were drastically different from those of all American designers and became very popular, this resulted in large experimental works that Tynell is now famous for. Tynell's designs are characterized by organic forms and the use of perforated brass.
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