Paavo Tynell Pair of Counter Balance Lamps, Model A 1998, Taito Oy, 1940s

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Pair of counter balance lamps by Paavo Tynell, Model no. A 1998 with adjustable height.

Finland, circa late 1940s.
Stamped with manufacturer mark {TAITO} {A 1998}

Adjustable height: 85-195 cm (33.5-76.77 inches).
Diameter: 60 cm (23.62 inches).

Brass, painted metal, newly upholstered wool fabric on original shade.

Literature: Idman Lighting catalog nr.142, pg. 108 (with later model no.K3 - 160)

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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