TAKING THE HELM
One of the iconic pieces launched during Tynell’s tenure at Taito, the 9209 was first produced in 1940.Held in place by a curved brass arm, the individually molded shade is decorated with triangular patterns of perforation – a Tynell decorative signature – which requires a specialist punch tool and the utmost precision to achieve by hand.
A WARM EXPRESSION
The brass stem is hand-wrapped with lacquered rattan, creating a visual and textural contrast to the gleaming brass, while also allowing the lamp to be easily and comfortably moved around.
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”. 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.