Paavo Tynell Counter Balance Lights, Model 1968, Taito Oy, 1940s
Pair of counter balance ceiling lights, model no.1968 by Paavo Tynell.
Manufactured by Taito Oy, Finland
Early edition, circa mid-1940s.
Marked OY TAITO AB and model number 1968.
Handmade aspenslat shades with brass counter balance system and brass details with a fabric diffuser underneath.
Diameter 47 cm
Height 25 cm (shade only)
Adjustable drop 90-180 cm.
Brass, painted metal, fabric and aspen wood.
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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