Paavo Tynell for Taito '9602' Floor Lamp
Paavo Tynell for Taito, '9602' floor lamp, brass, cane, Finland, 1950s
Beautiful 'Chinese Hat' floor lamp designed by Finnish master Paavo Tynell. This piece of lighting is very elegant and has lots of admirable detailing. The rod of the lamp is wrapped in patinated cane. Both the brass rod and the base of the lamp are very slender and delicate. When moving to the top, the cane shade is wide and angular, which creates a nice contrast in form. The natural properties of the cane and the rich- and smoothness of the brass are a wonderful combination. A truly magnificent piece that scores highly on every design aspect: execution, use of materials, craftsmanship, and detail
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.
Please note that this piece is in good, used condition.
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