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Paavo Tynell for Idman Rare Chandeliers in White Metal and Opaline Glass

$36,800per item

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Paavo Tynell for Idman, chandelier, white metal, glass, Finland, 1950s Striking chandeliers by Paavo Tynell, originating from the central railway station in Helsinki. The two lamps consist of nine lightbulbs in a geometric shape. Round opaline glass bulbs are finished with a white metal ring on the bottom and top. Furthermore, a metal plate on top of the bulb characterizes the design. All nine shades are arranged in a rectangle and fixed to the ceiling with four cylindric mounts. These atmospheric lamps are special within Tynell’s oeuvre who usually preferred brass as the main material for this lightning designs and also is well known for his delicate, organic shapes. In this case, Tynell reacted to the public office surrounding the lamps were designed for. The chandeliers have an interesting provenance. These two chandeliers originate from the Central Railway Station in Helsinki, one of Finland’s most well-known buildings. The railway station was designed in 1904 by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen (1873-1950), the father of Eero Saarinen. The station opened its doors in 1919 and is used as the main railway station in Helsinki until today. The monumental, expressive building nowadays is the focal point of the capital city and one of Helsinki’s landmarks. Paavo Tynell not only designed the large chandeliers for the main hall but also lamps for the rest of the building. Until recently, the present example was hanging in the administrative part of the station. Due to a renovation and transformation into a hotel, these two lamps were taken down. Finnish designer Paavo Tynell began (1890-1973) began his career as a blacksmith. After studying to become a master craftsman at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, he founded his own manufacturing company named Taito Oy. During his career, he collaborated with fellow Finnish designers and architects such as Alvar Aalto. Their collaboration proved to be very fruitful and achieved Tynell’s reputation of “the man who illuminated Finland.” Tynell’s international design influence grew thanks to the Finland House located in New York and allowed him to see himself trusted with prestigious orders both for public buildings such as the UN but also for important private collections. Based on existing models, the wealthiest families in Finland ordered custom versions.

Details

  • Creator
    Paavo Tynell (Designer),Idman (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23.63 in. (60 cm)Width: 28.75 in. (73 cm)Depth: 28.75 in. (73 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very high-quality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 501091121stDibs: LU933124370902

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 10 days of delivery.

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Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly examines each piece to determine what, if any, work needs to be done. Whether that means new upholstery or a complete restoration, Morentz's aim is always to honor the designer’s intention while fulfilling the wishes of the client. The team is up to any challenge, from restoring a single piece to its original glory to furnishing a large-scale hotel project.

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