9602 FLOOR LAMP
BY PAAVO TYNELL
The 9602 Floor Lamp, also known as “Chinese Hat”, was designed by Paavo Tynell in 1935 for the Hotel Aulanko.
Trees, snowflakes & seashells
Paavo 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. Marked by delicacy and softness, his most famous forms in lightning echo the structures of nature; he adroitly created sculptural shapes reminiscent of the branches of trees, swirling snowflakes and seashells.
Characterised by its elegant and airy lampshade and rattan-covered stem, the 9602 Floor Lamp shows the designer’s limitless imagination and unparalleled ability to create designs of enduring beauty. Adding a playful, exuberant quality to the top, balanced by the more static form of the base, the 9602 Floor Lamp is perfectly suited for creating a gentle ambient light in the domestic living room.
Paavo Tynell lamps and lighting are highly sought after by an international clientele of collectors and prices of his most important pieces have lately soared on auctions.
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 Fin- land”. Tynell was one of the founders and chief designers of Taito Oy – the first industrial producer of lighting fixtures in Finland. With the innovation of electricity in the beginning of the 20th century, Taito Oy and Tynell expanded the thinking and manufacturing of modern lighting solutions in Europe and abroad.