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Paavo Tynell for Idman Rare Pendant Lamp with Textured Surface in Brass

Sale price$72,000.00

Paavo Tynell for Idman, pendant lamp, brass, Finland, 1960s

Exclusive chandelier by Finnish lamp designer Paavo Tynell for Idman. The wavy texture of the shade was used by Tynell for chandeliers and also for a table lamp. Yet, this way of structuring the surface stays rare within Tynell’s oeuvre. This particular lamp was designed in the late 1950s/early 1960s. It features an expressively formed shade that opens towards the ceiling. In the center, four lightbulbs create a ceiling orientated light. A trapezoid arm connects the shade with the ceiling fixture. With a width of 65 cm (25.59 in.) the lamp has a wonderful size.

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 Oy (Manufacturer) Paavo Tynell (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 33.47 in. Width 25.6 in. Depth 25.6 in.
  • dimensions Height 85 cm Width 65 cm Depth 65 cm
  • material Brass
  • origin Finland
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50108940