Paavo Tynell for Taito Pendant Lamp Model '1959' in Brass and Glass
Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy, pendant lamp model 1959, brass, glass, Finland, 1950s.
Eccentric dome-shaped pendant lamp designed by Paavo Tynell, the Finnish design master of lighting. The model ‘1959’ features all characteristics of Tynell’s striking 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.
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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