Paavo Tynell for Taito Floor Lamps in Brass and Cane

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Paavo Tynell for Taito, pair of floor lamps model 9609, metal, brass, cane, fabric, Finland, 1950s

This floor lamp model '9609' by Finnish designer Paavo Tynell is a visual pleasure in many senses. Firstly, the surprising lines of the tripod base. For Tynell’s typical elegance, the three feet in beige lacquered metal offers a striking start for this wonderful floor lamp. The brass stem is wreathed in cane that adds a subtle touch to the design. A cone-shaped lampshade containing multiple straw twigs, with a grid of beige fabric is adjustable in its angle and also features the switch on the top. The overall age-appropriate patina contributes to the authentic look of the lamp.
The application of unusual materials of wood, straw and grain stalks for lampshades started in the 1940s as the depression due to the Second World War affected the production. A shortage of fabric forced Tynell to use alternative materials, but the end result was striking and gives even more character to his designs.

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 Paavo Tynell (Designer) Taito (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 153 cm Diameter 41 cm
  • dimensions Height 60.24 in. Diameter 16.15 in.
  • material Brass Cane Fabric Metal
  • origin Denmark
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Scandinavian Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Barcode 50112094