Paavo Tynell Ceiling Lamp, Taito Oy, 1940s, Adjustable
Rare ceiling lamp by Paavo Tynell.
Finland, late 1940s.
Manufactured by Taito Oy.
Solid brass with triangular pinpoint perforation, frosted glass diffuser.
Shade only: 39 D x 29 H cm (15 D x 11.4 H in).
Drop shown without shade: 81 cm (adjustable drop 90-300 cm) 31.8 in (adjustable drop 35-118 in).
Total height: 120 cm (47 in).
Very good condition, some wear due to its age. Fully restored to it's original condition.
Literature: Domus Magazine, June 1950, pg 59.
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