Paavo Tynell & Alvar Aalto, Set of three Rare Golden Bell Pendants, 1940s
A set of three golden bell pendant lamps, model no.1699 a collaboration between Alvar Aalto and Paavo Tynell
Finland, circa 1940s
Measures: Height 20 cm (shade only)
Diameter 17 cm (shade).
Professionally restored to original condition
Literature: Joka Kodin Sisustusopas (1953, Ulla Mäenpää, Jorma Mäenpää), pg.144.
Based on Aalto´s iconic Golden Bell-pendant which he designed originally in 1937 for the Savoy Restaurant in Helsinki, Finland. Paavo Tynell´s company Taito Oy was the lighting manufacturer for the project.
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