Paavo Tynell Floor Lamp for Taito, Model 9602, 1940s
Paavo Tynell Floor Lamp "Chinese Hat"
Finland, Manufactured by TAITO Oy ca.1940s
Solid brass, metal, rattan, wool shade
24 diameter x 60 h in
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