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Paavo Tynell
WALL LIGHT FROM THE HOTEL VAAKUNA, HELSINKI, FINLAND
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
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118
Paavo Tynell
WALL LIGHT FROM THE HOTEL VAAKUNA, HELSINKI, FINLAND
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Paavo Tynell
WALL LIGHT FROM THE HOTEL VAAKUNA, HELSINKI, FINLAND
impressed IDMAN MADE IN FINLAND
brass, glass
17 x 41 x 18.2 cm (6  3/4  x 16  1/8  x 7  1/8  in.)
circa 1950
produced by Idman, Helsinki, Finland
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Catalogue Note

Initially trained as a tinsmith and later a blacksmith specialising in metal finishes, Tynell chose metal, principally brass, as the core material of his sculptural lighting, incorporating leather, wicker and cloth into their designs. In 1918, Tynell co founded the metal firm Oy Taito Ab, for which he produced the lighting designs of Alvar Aalto, including the Paimio Sanatorium, Savoy Restaurant, and Viipuri Library. Like Alvar Aalto, Tynell drew much of his inspiration from the landscape of his native Finland, introducing naturalistic forms into many of his works.

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