Paavo Tynell Floor Lamp, Idman Oy, Finland, 1950s
Floor lamp by Paavo Tynell
Early 1950s, Finland
Manufactured by Idman Oy
Brass, brass covered iron base and wicker (shade and wrapping on the stem).
Impressed with manufacturer's label next to switch.
Measures: Height 140 H x 50 D x 46 W cm
Shade diameter 46 cm
Phillips: Design (Oct.2009), Lot No.122.
Idman Lighting catalog No.135 (1953), pg.47.
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