Paavo Tynell / Alvar Aalto, Rare Golden Bell Pendant Light, 1940s

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Very rare perforated brass pendant light by Paavo Tynell and Alvar Aalto.

Model shape is based on Aalto's iconic golden bell pendant, designed in 1937

Manufactured mid-1940s by Paavo Tynell's own company Taito Oy, Finland

Measures: Drop/height 75 cm (adjustable height) Height 20 cm (shade) Diameter 16.5 cm

Solid brass

Professionally restored to its original condition.

Literature/reference: Leppiniemi Guesthouse interior, Muhos, Finland 1948, architect Aarne Ervi. Same model used as pendant lights and wall lights (see archive images 1-2).

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