Paavo Tynell Ceiling Lamp, Model 9068
Starry sky ceiling lamp by Paavo Tynell.
Designed in the late 1940s.
Idman, Oy Finland, circa 1950s.
Measures: 24 x 24 x 23 cm.
Brass, painted metal and glass diffuser.
Stamped with manufacturer's label.
Literature: Idman Oy catalog (Valaisinluettelo) nr. 142, pg.65.
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