Paavo Tynell Desk Lamps, Pair, Model 9224, circa 1940s-1950s
Pair of table lamps by Paavo Tynell, Model no. 9224 'Horseshoe'
Finland, circa 1940s-1950s.
Manufactured by Taito Oy (one) and Idman-Taito (one), late 1940s-early 1950s. Both pieces impressed with manufacturer's mark.
Material solid brass with leather wrapped stem.
Measures: Height 55, width 17, depth 24 cm.
21.26 x 9.85"
Idman Valaisinluettelo no.142, pg.155.Finland House Lighting catalog, (early 1950s), pg.27 (similar model with model no.10404).
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