Early Paavo Tynell, Adjustable Desk Lamp, Taito Oy
Paavo Tynell adjustable desk lamp model number 7238.
Taito Oy, Finland, circa 1920s-1930s.
Painted aluminum, painted metal, brass, cast iron.
33.4 x 6.2 x 21.6 in
Height circa 53-85 cm (adjustable), width 16 cm, depth circa 55 cm (adjustable).
Early example of Paavo Tynells Industrial Design from 1920s, early 1930s. Designed to be fixed to a tabletop with adjustable height.
Impressed with manufacturer´s mark OY TAITO AB.
Paavo Tynell (1890-1973) "The Man Who Illuminated Finland" was a Finnish industrial designer with a specialty in lighting design. He was also co-founder of the art metal work and lighting company Oy Taito Ab and had a successful career as a freelance designer for various companies and architects such as Alvar Aalto and Aarne Ervi. ~ paavotynell.org
Other collectible Finnish designers: Tapio Wirkkala, Aino Aalto, Timo Sarpaneva, Eero Saarinen, Lisa Johansson-Pape