Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy Pendant Lamp Model '1959' in Brass and Glass

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Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy, pendant lamp model 1959, brass, glass, Finland, 1950s

Dome-shaped pendant lamp by Finnish designer Paavo Tynell. The model ‘1959’ features all characteristics of Tynell’s fabulous designs. A wonderfully formed lampshade in polished, patinated brass with elegant perforation holes and a warm light partition. Three light bulbs are hidden behind the frosted glass plate with brass fixture in the center.

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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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Taito (Manufacturer) Paavo Tynell (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 226.5 cm Width 38.5 cm Depth 38.5 cm
  • dimensions Height 89.18 in. Width 15.16 in. Depth 15.16 in.
  • material Brass Glass
  • origin Finland
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern