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Paavo Tynell Rare Pendant, Finland House 1947

$ 30,000
  • Description
    One of the most unique and rare of Paavo Tynell's pendants, this model was designed in 1947 for Finland House, NYC. This pendant has a long, adjustable stem (approx 48" - 60" H), and the perforated brass shade tilts AND swivels so you can direct the light precisely. Yet another highly functional and beautiful design by "the man who illuminated Finland," Paavo Tynell.

    Finland House opened in Manhattan in 1948 to bring the exquisite craftsmanship of the Finnish design industry to Americans yearning for European flair. With Architecture by Aarne Ervi, furniture by Aino Aalto, and lighting by Tynell, Finland House became the place to be in the late 1940s - mid-50s: part shop, part restaurant, and part exhibition space, Finland House is where the who's-who of post-war Manhattan came to shop, dine, and be seen.

    I love this quote from the Finnish Architectural Review:
    "The Americans do not particularly care for daylight. Consequently, there is not much of it in this restaurant, but ample lighting has been created with large-scale brass light fixtures."

    Grab a piece of Finnish & American design history.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (exact item)
    Notes: Finland House Catalogue
    Origin: Finland
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: adjudtable brass stem, 360 swivel shade
    Condition: Good. beautiful patins, some scratches and dents
    Creation Date: 1947
    Styles / Movements: Collectible Design, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: P
    Incollect Reference #: 730049
  • Dimensions
    W. 8 in; H. 60 in; D. 9 in; H.2. 90 in;
    W. 20.32 cm; H. 152.4 cm; D. 22.86 cm; H.2. 228.6 cm;
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