Paavo Tynell, large chandelier, model 9029/8.
Manufactured by Oy Taito Ab and acquired to a private residence in Helsinki, Finland, late 1940s.
Exceptional custom-made height/drop, circa 1.9 meters or 74.8 inches.
Largest version of 9029 chandeliers with 8 opaline glass shades that Paavo Tynell designed during 1940s.
This model was also marketed in US by the Finland House-showroom in New York as part of Concerto-series, which included several lamp models with similar nature inspired design, with decorative mesh leaves and spiral rosette accents.
Marked with impressed manufacturer's label and model number: TAITO, TT, Made in Finland, 9029/8.
Literature: Finland House catalog (pg.6, model nr.10124/30), Paavo Tynell ja Taito Oy: Aav and Viljanen (pg. 113).
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