Paavo Tynell Pair of Wall Sconces, Model 9459, 1940s
Pair of wall sconces by Paavo Tynell, model No.9459.
Manufactured by Taito Oy, Finland
Circa late 1940s / early 1950s.
Lacquered metal and brass.
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