Restaurant Töölö, Aalto University
Restaurant Töölö at the Töölö building of Aalto University in Helsinki.
Paavo Tynell was known as “the man who illuminated Finland”, one of the founders and chief designers of Taito Oy – the first industrial producer of lighting fixtures in Finland. Taito Oy produced fixtures for all of Alvar Aalto’s major projects including the Paimio Sanatorium and the Viipuri Library.
Tynell’s designs were derivative of a traditional aesthetic with a modern sensibility, mixed with an extensive use of perforated and polished brass as material and played a significant role in shaping the aesthetic of mid-century lighting. In which, Tynell’s designs can be recognised easily with his distinctive traits of twin dot perforation pattern combined with notched edges, making the lighting appealing and admirable in all its simplicity.
In the 1940s, Paavo Tynell and Alvar Aalto jointly designed a polished and perforated brass pendant light, and edited with Tito Oy in the shape of Golden Bell A330S Lamp.
Portion of the Paavo Tynell lamps are currently produced with GUBI, for example, 9602 Floor Lamp, 5321 Table Lamp, 9464 Wall Lamp, 1965 and A1965 Pendant Lamp. Like many of the renowned designs in the mid-century, most of his designs are no longer in production and only some of important pieces have lately soared on auctions.
Products in this space:
Artek - Lukki Chair, Domus Chair, Armchair 401, Side Table 606, Bench 153
Gubi - Tynell 9464 Wall Lamp
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