Paavo Tynell Floor Lamp, Idman Oy, 1950s

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Paavo Tynell floor lamp Idman Oy

Finland, 1950s

Brass, cane, wooden splint shade, cast iron base

55.12 x 11.02 x 18.5 in

140 x 47 x  28 cm

Manufactured by Idman Oy, Finland.

Impressed with manufacturer´s label IDMAN to the cast iron base.

Material brass with cane wrapping, handmade wooden splint shade.

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