Paavo Tynell Pair of Wall Sconces, Model 9459, 1940s

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Pair of wall sconces by Paavo Tynell, model No.9459.

Manufactured by Taito Oy, Finland

Circa late 1940s / early 1950s.

Lacquered metal and brass.

40 h x 10 (shade diameter) x 27 d cm.
Good condition, some minor wear due to its age. Rewired.
Literature: Idman Lighting catalog No.142, pg.139.

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