Paavo Tynell Ceiling Lamp, Model 10129/1 Taito Oy
Perforated cone shaped ceiling lamp,
Finland, circa 1940s-early 1950s,
Brass and white painted metal.
Shade diameter 25 cm.
Shade height 31 cm.
Literature: Finland House Lighting-catalog, pg.20 (models with two and three shades, 10129/2 & 10129/3). Idman Oy catalog no.142, pg.118 (model no.K2-59).
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