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Paavo Tynell

Finland House Pendant by Paavo Tynell

Finland House Pendant by Paavo Tynell

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One of the most unique and rare of Paavo Tynell's pendants, this model #10114 was designed in 1947 for Finland House, NYC. This pendant has a long, adjustable stem (approx 48" - 60" H), and the brass shade tilts AND swivels so you can direct the light precisely. Yet another highly functional and beautiful design by the Man Who Lit Europe - 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.

Paavo Tynell (1890-1973) was an industrial designer, known as the great pioneer of Finnish lighting design. A master craftsman himself, Tynell’s designs were derivative of a traditional aesthetic with a modern sensibility. Marked by delicacy and softness, his most famous forms echo the structures of nature & are some of the most sought-after items in today's market. 


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