Paavo Tynell Floor Lamp, Model 9609, Taito Oy, 1940s

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Paavo Tynell floor lamp, Model 9609
Taito Oy, Finland, late 1940s.
Brass, cane, wood splint, painted cast iron base.
59.84 x 15.35 x 16.93 in (152 x 39 x 43 cm)

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

Impressed with manufacturer’s mark OY TAITO AB as well as the model number 9609.
Original splint shade.
Literature references: Finland House catalog (pg.9), Idman catalog nr.135 (pg.46).

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