Paavo Tynell Large Brass Ceiling Light, 1950s
Paavo Tynell large ceiling light,
Finland, circa 1955.
Perforated brass, brass.
19.7 h x 19.7 dia in
50 cm diameter.
Holds 3 bulbs.
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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