Paavo Tynell for Taito Pendant Lamp Model ‘9060’ in Brass


Paavo Tynell for Taito, pendant lamp model ‘9060’, brass, Finland, 1950/52

Finnish designer Paavo Tynell designed the lamp '9060' for the office of an important employee at the United Nations building in NYC. Typical for Tynell’s iconic light designs is the way a perforated brass shade in unparalleled well-balanced form is creating an indirect lightning. In this case the pair of ‘9060’ pendants have a characteristic shade opening towards the ceiling, mounted with a V-shaped bar ending in a round fixation. Due to the round gap with light diffusers the light shines downwards too. The shade is perforated with a pattern of tiny dots. When the lamp is switched on the light shines through the shade in an unparalleled manner.

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, the wealthiest families in Finland ordered custom versions.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Paavo Tynell (Designer) Taito (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1950s
  • dimensions Height 20.48 in. Diameter 21.86 in.
  • dimensions Height 52 cm Diameter 55.5 cm
  • material Brass
  • origin Finland
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45016067