Paavo Tynell Floor Lamp, Idman Oy, Finland, 1950s

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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

Literature:
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