Paavo Tynell & Alvar Aalto, Set of three Rare Golden Bell Pendants, 1940s

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A set of three golden bell pendant lamps, model no.1699 a collaboration between Alvar Aalto and Paavo Tynell

Finland, circa 1940s
Taito, Oy

Measures: Height 20 cm (shade only)
Diameter 17 cm (shade).
Adjustable drop

Brass
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