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Rare Pair of Brass Paavo Tynell Wall Lights, Hotel Vaakuna Finland 1950s

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Paavo Tynell & Taito Oy, Mid-Century Modern design Pair of brass vintage wall lights, designer Paavo Tynell and manufacturer Taito Oy. Provenance: Hotel Vaakuna in the 1952. The lights have been fully restored and rewired, ready for use. They have beautiful patina and work perfectly as wall mounted bedside table lamps with swivel function. Paavo Tynell: Paavo Tynell (1890-1973) was an industrial designer, known as the great pioneer of Finnish lighting design and fondly dubbed as “the man who illuminated Finland”. Tynell was also one of the founders (1918) of Oy Taito Ab. He was the CEO and chief designer of Oy Taito Ab until 1953. Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki, Finland: The opening ceremony of the Vaakuna Hotel took place on 10 June 1952, right before the Olympic Games in Helsinki. The hotel accommodated esteemed guests to the Olympic Games. The rooms of the Vaakuna Hotel, opened in 1952, were considered modernistic at the time. American tourists, for instance, fell in love with the furniture and would have bought it if they could. The Americans called the Vaakuna Hotel "the pearl of Europe". The hotel was completed during a time of depression when the acquisition of raw materials and goods was difficult. That is why artist Paavo Tynell designed the lighting fixtures of the Vaakuna out of brass. The building is designed by architect Erkki Huttunen and the lightning is by designer Paavo Tynell. The Vaakuna's interior design is in part protected by Finland's National Board of Antiquities.  

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    The lamps differ in patina internally (white paint within the shade). We have decided not to re-paint as this is part of the heritage. However, we can have arranged for re-painting free of charge if a similar internal surface is of preference.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 10.63 in. x W 9.85 in. x D 3.94 in.H 27 cm x W 25 cm x D 10 cm
  • Seller Location
    Copenhagen, DK
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU1541215014862
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