Paavo Tynell Ceiling Light, Model No. J1965 by Taito, 1940s

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Ceiling lamp model No.J1965 by Paavo Tynell.
Early edition by the original manufacturer Taito Oy
Finland, late 1940s.
Impressed with manufacturer's label TAITO.
Brass and white lacquered brass with a frost glass diffuser.
45 dia x 75 h cm
Restored to its original condition with some minor wear due to its age. Rewired.
Paavo Tynell's ceiling lamp model 1965 is one of his most popular designs and has been manufactured with and without counter balance function. The model and it's variations became a bestseller in the US and for example notable interior designer Alexander Girard used the same model in several of his interior designs during 1940-50s.

 

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