Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy Table Lamp Model 9211 in Brass

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Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy, table lamo model 9211, brass, Finland, 1940s

Admirable table lamp by Finnish master or lights Paavo Tynell. Tynell is known for his elegant designs in brass. This table lamp is no exception. Manufactured by Tynell’s own company Taito Oy in the 1940s. The dome-shaped lampshade features lovely perforation holes. From a round base a tapered stem rises up and ends in a decorative motive above the shade. Spiraled lines are adjusted in a circle around the pointy end of the stem.

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 Paavo Tynell (Designer) Taito (Manufacturer)
  • Date of Manufacture 1940s
  • Dimensions Height 18.9 in. Width 12.8 in. Depth 12.8 in.
  • Dimensions Height 48 cm Width 32.5 cm Depth 32.5 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Brass
  • Period 1940-1949
  • Place of Origin Finland
  • Style Mid-Century Modern (of the period)