Paavo Tynell Ceiling Light, Model No. J1965 by Taito, 1940s
Literature: Finland House Lighting Catalog (1949), pg.18 (Finland House model No.10111). Idman Lighting Catalog No.135 (1953) pg.9 (same model with counter balance function). Idman Lighting Catalog No.142, pg.108.
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