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Paavo Tynell
TABLE LAMP, MODEL NO. 5321
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Paavo Tynell
TABLE LAMP, MODEL NO. 5321
Estimate
6,0008,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Paavo Tynell
TABLE LAMP, MODEL NO. 5321
impressed TAITO
brass, cane
27.5 cm (10  7/8  in.)
circa 1950
produced by Taito Oy, Helsinki, Finland
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Literature

Charlotte & Peter Fiell, eds, scandinavian design, Cologne, 2002, p. 626
Eric Philippe, Paavo Tynell, exh. cat., Paris, 2010, p. 63 for a drawing, p. 64

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 those for 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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