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Paavo Tynell for Idman Chandelier in Brass

Sale price$98,000.00

Paavo Tynell for Idman, chandelier, polished brass, perforated brass, Finland, circa 1950

This majestic chandelier is designed by the master in the fields of lighting Paavo Tynell for Idman around 1950. The original design of this particular model was specifically intended for its use at Porvoo Cathedral in Finland. The design centers around a semi-circular shade embellished with subtle round perforations, allowing light to permeate and create an enchanting shimmering effect. The stem of the chandelier showcases a concave shape with graceful curves, formed by multiple rods that seemingly run through the diffuser, culminating in small arches. A captivating arrangement of meticulously bent brass wires adorns the top, evoking an organic allure that captivates the beholder's gaze. The light is beautifully captured by the brass, highlighting the entire composition. With its sculptural silhouette and radiant golden glow, the chandelier will serve as a focal point in one’s interior. With regard to its essential form and skillful material use, this lighting object is a testimony to the Golden Age of Scandinavian design.

Finnish designer Paavo Tynell (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, custom versions were ordered by the Finnish upper-class. Tynell's designs are characterized by organic forms and the use of perforated brass in combination with unusual materials for lighting such as straw and cane.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Idman (Manufacturer) Paavo Tynell (Designer)
  • date of manufacture circa 1950
  • dimensions Height 105 cm Diameter 52 cm
  • dimensions Height 41.34 in. Diameter 20.48 in.
  • material Brass
  • origin Finland
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50114206