Table lamp by Paavo Tynell
Finland, 1951

Brass and leather.

Commissioned for the Osuupankki Co-Operative Bank, Hankkija, Finland.


This rare table lamp was designed by Paavo Tynell and commissioned by the Osuupankki Co-Operative Bank in Hankkija, Finland. The base of the lamp is connected to the dome-shaped shade by a slim stem. The lower section of the stem is clad in a rich brown leather, offsetting the use of brass and creating a softer appearance. The lamp’s shade is almost entirely solid apart from its rim which is decorated with small, slanted perforations. These perforations are typical of Tynell’s iconic lighting pieces.

At 53 cm (21’’) tall and 42 cm (16 1/2’’) wide, this table lamp stands proudly on any surface and is an attractive accessory to pair with a desk such as Hans Wegner’s ‘Architect’s Desk’.

One of the best loved and most acclaimed Finnish designers – Paavo Tynell was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1890. He was an industrial designer, often referred to as ‘the man who illuminated Finland’ for his world-renowned and extremely sought-after work. He was a true pioneer of Nordic lighting design, with his early work proving to be of a functionalist nature during the first stages of his impressive career.

H: 53 cm / 20 7/8 in
D: 42 cm / 16 1/2 in

Price: on application

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