1967 & 1972 PENDANTS
BY PAAVO TYNELL
A FAMILY OF PENDANTS
Encompassing several variations of a classic 1950s Tynell design, this family of classic ceiling-mounted pendants expands on the design language he developed in 1948 for the 1965 pendant.
A STATEMENT CENTERPIECE
For larger rooms requiring a grander statement centerpiece, a Ø90cm edition of the 1972 Pendant is available, fitted with three bulb housings. Every pendant is a craft masterpiece, with subtle, but highly complex and difficult-to-achieve details, including hand-punched brass perforations and hand-sewn bamboo slats in impressive scale.
1972 PENDANT IN BAMBOO
Tynell’s original 1972 Pendant featured a shade made from slats of Finnish aspen. This has been updated to bamboo – a material that shares the visual quality, durability, and flexibility of aspen, but which is fast-growing and therefore more rapidly renewable. Similar to the other Tynell lamps 9205 and 9602, the bamboo slats are hand sewn into a pleated mat and fastened by hand to the wire frame, with a linen liner in between.
A CLASSIC CANVAS CHOICE
Besides the 1972 Pendant in bamboo, GUBI also introduces the 1967 Pendant, which comes in classic canvas. The natural materials of both shades are selected for their performance and durability, and are designed to direct light down towards the base, creating a diffuse glow around the shade and upward.
AVAILABLE WITH A BRASS COUNTERWEIGHT
Both canvas and bamboo versions are also available with an optional brass counterweight for the Ø60cm version (A1967 and A1972). This mechanism – a sign of Tynell’s tremendous ingenuity as an engineer – allows the user to easily adjust the height of the lamp via a pulley system, changing the mood of the room. Made from a single milled brass block, the counterweight acts as a solid counterpoint.
In both styles, a central core keeps the shade in place, a polished brass canopy sits at the top of the wire, connecting the light to the ceiling. Below the bulb, a fabric diffuser modulates the light and, beneath this, a decorative brass detail gives each lamp a flourish of character, and subtly influences the play of light it generates.
A CELEBRATION OF PAAVO TYNELL’S LEGACY THROUGHOUT 2023
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”. Throughout 2023, GUBI explores and celebrates the legacy of Paavo Tynell with the launch of seven masterpieces.
1967 & 1972 PENDANT