Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


Brass Chandelier with Floral Decoration for Idman Oy, Finland ca 1950s

$ 5,225
  • Description
    Finnish designers and manufacturers were true pioneers of Nordic lighting design, with a functionalist nature. Works from the mid-century era today are some of the most coveted collectors items in Nordic lighting design.

    This stunning mid-20th century chandelier was made at the esteemed company, Idman Oy. Established in 1936 in Turku, Finland, Idman Oy was renowned for its exceptional metalwork and craftsmanship, and this chandelier is a true testament to that reputation. With its nature inspired organic look, this chandelier is reminiscent of Finnish icons, Paavo Tynell’s and Mauri Almari’s design language. Crafted from brass, this chandelier features a delicate frame that has been expertly designed to showcase the three glass shades and the curved arms. The glass shades have a frosted appearance that diffuses the light beautifully, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in any room. While the base shape is quite traditional, with upward facing lightbulbs and multiple arms, arranged symmetrically, the chandelier is more decorated than most of its contemporaries. The brass leaf and flower designs are intricate and delicate, adding a touch of elegance to the overall design. The floral details can also be found under each brass cup and on the finial. The three arms are arranged in an airy way so that from each side, the central part is completely visible, showcasing the overarching flowers and the richly adorned finial. The patina of the polished brass adds charm and character.

    This chandelier is the perfect to add a touch of elegance to any space without being overwhelming. Its expert craftsmanship and unique character make it a timeless evidence of the golden age of mid-century Finnish lighting design.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some minor scratches and beautiful patina on the brass.

    15.74 in ? x 28.54 in H
    40 cm ? x 72.5 cm H

    About the manufacturer:
    Idman Oy was a Finnish company specializing in lighting design. The company was founded by Karl Hjalmar Idman in Pori in 1897 to sell lamps, glassware, and porcelain. In the 1920s, the company moved from Pori to Helsinki.

    In 1953, Taito Oy, founded by Paavo Tynell, merged with Idman. Many world-famous Finnish designers created models for Idman, including Paavo Tynell, Tapio Wirkkala, Maria Lindeman and Mauri Almari among others.

    Nowadays, Idman's operation continues under the ownership of Philips as the large company's lighting technology centre in the Nordic countries.

    This chandelier will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Finland
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Brass, Glass
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some minor scratches and beautiful patina on the brass.
    Creation Date: ca 1950s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20221462
    Incollect Reference #: 624361
  • Dimensions
    H. 28.54 in; Diam. 15.75 in;
    H. 72.5 cm; Diam. 40 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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