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