Paavo Tynell flush mount ceiling light with brass grid Model 9068, "Starry Sky"
Idman Oy, Finland, circa 1950s
Perforated frame, brass grid, brass ceiling ring, glass diffuser.
Each light holds four standard light bulb sockets.
Dimensions: 15.75 W x 15.75 D x 9 H inches.
Also available in white and other sizes.
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