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


Paavo Tynell Glass Pendant Light Manufactured by Taito Oy, Finland 1930s

$ 4,180
  • Description
    Surrounding countries exerted a strong influence of the developing ‘Finnish Style’ initially, but a dialogue with nature was to become the prime force in the ongoing evolution of the country’s design. This relationship with Nature was much in evidence in early 20th century Finnish design, which actively expanded on the metaphors and motifs therein. This model with its Nickel-plated body and opaline glass shad is a design classic among early mid-century modern pendant lamp models.

    Paavo Tynell founded Oy Taito Ab in 1918, which became the Finnish lighting industry trendsetter during the interwar period. In his Functionalism inspired lamps, Tynell took into account how the lamp was to be used, the colour of the light, and the opal glass's nuances. This model “555” pendant lamp dates to the designer’s pre-brass era and is in an early modern functionalist style. It was originally designed as a flush mount, therefore this pendant version is quite special. The pendant is composed of nickeled metal shaft and a uniquely shaped opal glass shade. The design is quite succinct, with clear lines and precision obvious even in the smallest details. The main decorative element remains the shade itself; the ribbed glass has horizontal grooves and a cylindrical shape. Aided by a light colour tint, the glass shade has a warm and bright look when lit. Tynell was a master of subtle, dimmed lighting and has had an outstanding sense of proportions and balance. The subtle light is therefore paired with the shiny nickeled canopy, rod, and conical pendant holder while the long, straight shaft accentuates the shade’s shape.

    By the end of the 1930s, Finland’s international reputation for great design was established, thanks in no small part to the work of giants like Alvar Aalto. But also to Paavo Tynell who had been designing innovative lighting and new forms of glass throughout the decade – designs still increasing in popularity today.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some small marks on the metal parts.The nickel-plated structure is a later addition to the glass flush mount.

    7.87 in ⌀ x 32.28 in H
    20 cm ⌀ x 82 cm H

    This lamp 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: 1920-1949
    Materials: Glass, Metal
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Some small marks on the metal parts.The nickel-plated structure is a later addition to the glass flush mount.
    Creation Date: 1930s
    Styles / Movements: Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 20232054
    Incollect Reference #: 700429
  • Dimensions
    H. 32.28 in; Diam. 7.87 in;
    H. 82 cm; Diam. 20 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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