Paavo Tynell Pair of Rare Table Lamps, Model 10405, 1940s

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Rare Paavo Tynell Pair of Rare Table Lamps, Model 10405, 1940sair of Paavo Tynell table lamps, Taito Oy

Finland, circa 1945

Measures: 14 D x 22 H in (36 x 56 cm)
Pleated silk shade, contoured brass base.

Signed with impressed manufacturer's mark to underside of base: [Taito AB 546 D Made in Finland].

Literature: Finland House Catalog, pg 27.

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