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