Finland House Showroom, New York, NY, c.1948. Interior architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Paavo Tynell large brass bowl by Taito Oy, 1940s. Photo copyright by The Exchange Int.
       
     
Paavo Tynell, early 1950´s. Photographer unknown, private collection.
       
     
The Bride´s Magazine-cover, USA, 1953 with a large Snowflake-chandelier, Taito Oy.
       
     
Model no.9014 large chandelier with brass mesh snowflakes, 1948, Taito Oy.
       
     
"Snowflake" chandelier, model no.9014, early 1950s. Manufactured by Taito Oy, Finland. Material brass and metal mesh. Collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
       
     
Taito Oy´s exhibition stand in Helsinki, mid-1940s. Beside decorative and exclusive lighting design, Taito was also the biggest manufacturer of industrial lights in Finland at the time.
       
     
Custom-made ceiling fixture with perforated brass and opaline glass, late 1940s, Taito Oy.
       
     
Finnish Literature Society´s Archive Room after renovation, 1950, architect Paavo Riihimäki. Perforated brass reading lamps by Tynell and Taito Oy. Image copyright SKS.
       
     
Finnish Literature Society´s Archive Room after renovation in 1950. Perforated brass reading lamps by Tynell and Taito Oy. Image copyright SKS.
       
     
Custom made ceiling lamps for the Tervahovi Restaurant in Oulu, Finland, 1941.
       
     
Lobby room at the Archive of National Poetry after renovation in 1950, architect Paavo Riihimäki. Brass floor lamp and perforated ceiling lamp by Paavo Tynell and Taito Oy. Image copyright by SKS.
       
     
Restaurant Kestikartano, architect Aarne Ervi, Helsinki 1946 (image from early 1960s). Custom-made brass and wicker ceiling lamps with silk diffusers. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Architect Aarne Ervi. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Paavo Tynell at the age of 70, featured with his lamps in Times Magazine, 1960. Headline of the article: "Hight Lights of a Lighting Genius"
       
     
Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Interior by architect Aarne Ervi. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Unique floor lamps at the Louhen Sali in the Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Solid brass bowls from late 1930s-early 1940s by Taito Oy and a floor lamp model no.K10-10 with brass, wicker and painted aluminum, Taito/Idman, early 1950s. Image copyright by The Exchange Int.
       
     
Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Architect Aarne Ervi. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Floor mounted wicker and brass lamps at Louhen Sali, Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Restaurant Kaupunginkellari, Helsinki, Finland, 1947. Interior design by Lasse Ollinkari. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Custom-made ceiling lamp in brass for the Restaurant Kaupunginkellari, Helsinki, Finland 1947. Manufactured by Taito Oy. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Restaurant Kaupunginkellari, Helsinki, c.1947. Interior design by Lasse Ollinkari. Wall frescos by Tove Jansson.
       
     
Meilahti Church, Helsinki, 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio. Image copyright Helsingin Seurankuntayhtymä
       
     
Chandelier model no.9065, Taito Oy, c.1950. Image copyright by The Exchange Int.
       
     
Interior from the Finland House showroom in New York 1948. Ceiling fixtures by Paavo Tynell, interior design by Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Magazine ad of the Finland House showroom-gallery late 1940s, located in 41 East 50 St, Manhattan, New York.
       
     
Brass and opaline glass chandelier by Tynell, Rovaniemi Church, Finland 1950, architect Bertel Liljequist.
       
     
Oy Taito Ab advertisement from 1940s featuring brass wall sconce with parchment shade, model 7199.
       
     
The main entrance ceiling light of solid copper by Paavo Tynell (manufactured by Taito Oy) at the Finnish School of Economics, architects Hugo Harmia and Woldemar Baeckman, 1950.
       
     
Celebration Hall at the Finnish School of Economics, architects Hugo Harmia and Woldemar Baeckman, 1950. Interior design by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Maija Heikinheimo and Olli Borg.
       
     
Momumental polished brass chandelier with candles by Taito Oy, 1952.
       
     
Finnish School of Economics, architects Hugo Harmia and Woldemar Baeckman, 1950. Interior design by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Maija Heikinheimo and Olli Borg.
       
     
Finnish School of Economics, Boardroom lighting, 1948-1950. Interior design by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Olli Borg and Maija Heikinheimo.
       
     
Åbo Akademi, Student House entrance lobby, Turku, Finland, 1950-1951, architect Erik Brygmann.
       
     
CEILING LAMP WITH SEPARATE BRASS REFLECTORS, ÅBO AKADEMI STUDENT HOUSE, TURKU, FINLAND, 1950-1951. ARCHITECT ERIK BRYGGMAN.
       
     
Restaurant Motti, Helsinki, 1941. Interior design by Werner West. Table lamps model no.5069, Taito Oy.
       
     
Meilahti Church, Helsinki, 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio. Tynell designed also candelabras and other small items for the church.
       
     
Meilahti Church, Helsinki, Finland, architect Markus Tavio, 1953-1954. Monumental chandelier inspired by the Crown of Thorns.
       
     
Meilahti Church, monumental brass chandeliers by Paavo Tynell, 1954. Architect Markus Tavio. Manufactured by Taito/Idman Oy.
       
     
Meilahti Church, Helsinki, 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio. Image copyright Helsingin Seurakuntayhtymä.
       
     
Meilahti Church Congregation Hall, Helsinki, Finland 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio.
       
     
Tomaskyrkan (Meilahti Swedish Church), Helsinki, Finland 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio.
       
     
Sketch for the Chief Physician´s apartment lighting, Kuopio Children´s Hospital, Kuopio, Finland 1949. Image copyright by Design Museo.
       
     
Wall light model no.9203, Taito Oy, early 1950s. Materials polished perforated brass.
       
     
Åland´s Shipping Museum and Nautical Club, Mariehamn, architect Jonas Cedercreutz 1948.
       
     
Lampshade department in Oy Taito Ab´s factory in Vilhovuorenkatu, Helsinki, ca.1940s. All lampshades were hand made from various materials, such as silk, linen, cane and wicker. Picture by PT-Arkisto.
       
     
Monumental ceiling light for the Kinema-movie theater, Heinola, Finland, 1946. Architect Sakari Honkavaara. Image copyright Phillips Ltd.
       
     
Restaurant Kuusi HOK, Helsinki, Finland, 1946-1947. Lamps originally made for the Vaakuna Hotel c.1940s, where the construction work was put on hold due to WW2. Copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Restaurant Kuusi HOK, Helsinki, Finland, 1946-1947. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Brass table lamp with leather wrapping, model no.9224, early 1950s, made by Taito-Idman.
       
     
Toive Koti-exhibition in 1956, Helsinki. Model no.9224 table lamp with leather wrapping on a desk at the Royal´s exhibition stand.
       
     
Original sketch for the model no.9224, also known as the Horse Shoe-lamp. Designed early 1950s and manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
Helsinki Central Railway Station, view from the main restaurant, c.1961. Image copyright Suomen Rautatiemuseo.
       
     
Helsinki Central Railway Station, First Class Restaurant, c.1961. Image copyright Suomen Rautatiemuseo.
       
     
Monumental Chandeliers at the Helsinki Central Railway Station, designed in 1951 to replace old lighting which was damaged during fire in 1950.
       
     
Monumental chandeliers at the Helsinki Central Railway Station, designed in 1951 and manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
American Airlines counter at the Rochester Airport, NY, c.1950. Perforated brass ceiling lights by Paavo Tynell, model no.FH 252. Image copyright by Democrat and Chronicle archives.
       
     
Monumental chandeliers at the Helsinki Central Railway Station, designed in 1951 and manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
MONUMENTAL CHANDELIERS AT THE HELSINKI CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION, 1951, TAITO OY.
       
     
Helsinki Central Railway Station, First Class Restaurant, c.1961. Image copyright Suomen Rautatiemuseo.
       
     
Floor lamp at the Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland, 1949-1951. Architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Brass table lamp with opaline glass shade, model no.9211, Taito Oy, late 1940s. Cone-shaped brass bowl also by Taito Oy, c.1940s.
       
     
Custom-made perforated brass ceiling lamp at the Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland, 1949-1951. Architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland. Leppiniemi was designed as a residential area for the Pyhäkoski Power Plant by architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Paavo Tynell, c.1960s.
       
     
Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland, architect Aarne Ervi. Custom-made ceiling light by Paavo Tynell, dining set by Alvar Aalto.
       
     
Oy Taito Ab advertisement c.1940s with brass, painted brass and opaline glass mounted ceiling lamp.
       
     
Rare perforated Golden Bell ceiling lamps, a collaboration between Paavo Tynell and Alvar Aalto, Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland, 1949-1951. Architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Rare perforated Golden Bell ceiling- and wall lamps, a collaboration between Paavo Tynell and Alvar Aalto, Leppiniemi Guest House, Pyhäkoski, Finland, 1949-1951. Architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Cafe Fazer, Helsinki, late 1950s with Alvar Aalto furniture and pendant lamps model J-1979 by Paavo Tynell for Idman Oy.
       
     
Interior from the Hotel Aulanko, Finland, featuring an early version of the Chinese Hat-floor lamp. The hotel was designed by Märta Blomstedt & Matti Lampén 1938, Taito Oy as a contractor.
       
     
Model no.9014 large chandelier with brass mesh snowflakes, 1948 b Taito Oy.
       
     
Tall custom-made Snowflake chandelier, Taito Oy, late 1940s.
       
     
Chapel of the Resurrection by architect Erik Bryggman, Turku Finland, 1941. Lighting design in collaboration with Paavo Tynell.
       
     
Chapel of the Resurrection by architect Erik Bryggman, Turku, Finland, 1941 Lighting design in collaboration with Paavo Tynell.
       
     
Custom-made ceiling lamp from the Chapel of Resurrection, Turku, Finland, 1941. Collaboration with architect Erik Bryggman.
       
     
Chapel of the Resurrection by architect Erik Bryggman, Turku Finland, 1941. Lighting design in collaboration with Paavo Tynell.
       
     
Finland House Showroom, New York, c.1948. Interior design by Aarne Ervi. Finland House was a trademark by The Finnish American Trading Corporation.
       
     
Office of the United Nation´s Secretary General, UN Building, New York, c.1951.
       
     
Paavo Tynell infront of the United Nations Building, c.1950. Tynell designed original lighting for the Office of the Secretary General.
       
     
Brass table lamp with opaline glass shade, model no.9211, Taito Oy, late 1940s. Cone-shaped brass bowl also by Taito Oy, c.1940s. Image copyright by The Exchange Int.
       
     
Finnish magazine cover from 1951, with model no.9060 ceiling lamp, which one the same year a competition by the American Institution of Decorators for the Best Lighting Design.
       
     
Bank Interior from Suomalainen Säästöpankki, Helsinki, with Paavo Tynell lighting by Idman Oy, c.1954.
       
     
Pair of uplight brass floor lamps with spotlights, model 10507 by Taito/Idman, early 1950s. Also manufactured without a spotlight and decoration with model no.10506.
       
     
Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki, c.1949-1952, architect Erkki Huttunen. View from the main lobby including brass floor lamps with wicker wrapping by Tynell and Taito.
       
     
Monumental custom-made chandelier with 12 opaline glass shades and a snowflake-formed brass ceiling mount at the Vaakuna Hotel, Helsinki, c.1940s.
       
     
Monumental custom-made chandelier with 12 opaline glass shades, Vaakuna Hotel, Helsinki, c.1940s. All glass parts for Taito fixtures were made by Kauklahti Glass Factory until 1951.
       
     
Vaakuna Hotel, Helsinki, view from the main lobby with Paavo Tynell floor lamps, c.1949-1951.
       
     
Elanto advertisement from 1954, featuring Paavo Tynell´s model no.9602 floor lamp (designed late 1940), manufactured by Taito/Idman.
       
     
Custom-made sconce from the Wivex Restaurant, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, 1946. Architect Ernst Kühn.
       
     
Taito-Tynell magazine ad from the late 1940s.
       
     
Magazine ad in US for the Finland House Showroom in New York, late 1940s.
       
     
Custom-made sconce from the Wivex Restaurant, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, 1946. Architect Ernst Kühn.
       
     
Table mount brass and painted metal lamp at the Elanto Departement Store café, Helsinki, 1954.
       
     
Table mount brass and painted metal lamp at the Elanto Departement Store café, Helsinki, 1954. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Custom-made sconce from the Wivex Restaurant, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, 1946. Architect Ernst Kühn.
       
     
Model K10-10 floor lamps, material brass, cane and painted metal. First model were produced by Taito Oy, c.1950.
       
     
Hahne´s Departement Store, Montclair, New Jersey, 1951. Monumental chandeliers by Tynell and Taito Oy.
       
     
Hahne & Co. Departement Store, Montclair, New Jersey, 1951. Monumental chandelier by Tynell and Taito Oy.
       
     
Floor lamp model K10-10, manufactured by both Taito Oy and Idman Oy, early 1950s.
       
     
Lobby of an unknown skyscraper in Manhattan, New York, early 1950s, with large brass and glass ceiling plafonds by Paavo Tynell.
       
     
Tubular brass pendant lamp with linen fabric, model 10132, Taito Oy 1950. Rare model and one of Tynell´s own favorites among his designs.
       
     
Primula Cafe in Helsinki, Finland, with perforated brass pendants by Paavo Tynell, early 1950s. Image copyright by Museovirasto.
       
     
Cover of Kaunis Koti-magazine, 1948. Brass floor lamp with fabric shade by Taito Oy.
       
     
Sketch for a brass ceiling lamp with floral decoration, possibly designed for Tynell´s friend textile designer Greta Skoster-Lehtinen, late 1940s/early 1950s.
       
     
Brass floor lamp with wicker wrapping and aspen splint shade, Taito Oy, late 1940s.
       
     
Oy Taito Ab catalog cover from 1930s, "Mitä Taito Valmistaa".
       
     
Sketch for a brass counter balance ceiling lamp, Taito-Idman.
       
     
Kontiolahti Church, Finland, with custom made brass and opaline glass wall sconces by Paavo Tynell, early 1950s, manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
Sauna Ervi, Kuusisaari, Finland, c.1950s, architect Aarne Ervi. Perforated brass ceiling lamp by Tynell.
       
     
Sketch for a brass ceiling lamp with glass shades, early 1950s.
       
     
Turku Central Railway Station, architects Väinö Vähäkallio and Martti Välikangas, 1940. Ceiling lamps by Tynell and Taito Oy. Image copyright Suomen Rautatiemuseo.
       
     
KOP Holiday Resort "Keilaranta", Otaniemi, Espoo, 1951. Seven perforated brass pendant lamps on a brass rail.
       
     
KOP Holiday Resort, Keilaranta, Espoo, 1951, architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Tapiola Central Tower by architect Aarne Ervi with Paavo Tynell lighting design, mid-1950s.
       
     
Sketch of a custom fixture for Lightolier, USA, late 1950s.
       
     
Restaurant Aninkainen, Turku, 1951. Custom-made wall sconces and ceiling lamps by Paavo Tynell, manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
Restaurant Aninkainen, Turku, 1951. Custom-made wall sconces and ceiling lamps by Paavo Tynell, manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
Restaurant Aninkainen, Turku, 1951. Custom-made wall sconces in perforated brass by Paavo Tynell, manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
Ceiling lamp model K1-8 by Taito-Idman at the Restaurant Knipan, Tammisaari, Finland, early 1950s.
       
     
Impressed Taito stamp underside of model no.9227 standard table lamp.
       
     
Paavo Tynell, c.1950s.
       
     
Floor lamp model no.K10-10 with brass, wicker and painted aluminum, Taito-Idman, early 1950s.
       
     
Model drawings for the Senior Physician´s Apartment, Kuopio Children´s Hospital, 1949.
       
     
Sketch for a perforated brass counter balance ceiling lamp for Taito Oy 1951-1953
       
     
CUSTOM-MADE CEILING LAMP FROM THE BOROUGH HALL AT MIKKELI PARRISH, FINLAND, LATE 1940S BY TAITO OY.
       
     
Tervakoski Elokuvat-movie theater, Tervakoski, Finland 1958, model 9068 ceiling lamps (Starry Sky).
       
     
Lahti Old Church, renovation 1950: Lighting design, Taito Oy
       
     
SUOMALAINEN YHTEISKOULU, CELEBRATION HALL, C.1950. ORIGINAL LIGHTING FROM 1937 WERE DAMAGED DURING THE WAR AND REPLACED BY THESE (BOTH BY TAITO OY).
       
     
Silver coffee set by Paavo Tynell, manufactured by Taito Oy Made for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. Image copyright by Designmuseo.
       
     
Design for a church chandelier, early 1950s, Taito/Idman.
       
     
Monumental brass chandeliers, Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland. Designed in 1932 and made by Taito Oy.
       
     
Oy Taito Ab catalog cover no.10 from 1935.
       
     
Monumental chandeliers, Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland. Designed in 1932 and made by Taito Oy. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Monumental chandeliers, Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland. Designed in 1932 and made by Taito Oy. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Monumental chandeliers, Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland. Lamps designed in 1932 and made by Taito Oy.
       
     
Sketch for a brass wall sconce, model no.3652 for Idman Oy, c. mid-1950s.
       
     
Article of Paavo Tynell at the May 2015 issue of Elle Decor US.
       
     
Article of Paavo Tynell at the May 2015 issue of Elle Decor US.
       
     
Perforated brass wall lamps at the Restaurant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, Finland, 1949.
       
     
Resturant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, 1949. Monumental brass chandelier with glass diffusers and hand-made silk shades.
       
     
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Resturant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, 1949. Monumental brass chandeliers with glass diffusers and hand-made silk shades.
       
     
Resturant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, Finland, 1949.
       
     
Restaurant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, 1949. Custom-made variation of the model 1965 ceiling lamp with brass stem.
       
     
Hahne´s Departement Store, Montclair, New Jersey, 1951. Monumental chandeliers by Tynell and Taito Oy.
       
     
Hahne´s Departement Store, Montclair, New Jersey, 1951. Monumental chandeliers by Tynell and Taito Oy.
       
     
Dining room with model no.9041 chandelier (Snowflake), featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Decoration Book, USA, 1956.
       
     
Monumental chandelier by Tynell and Taito Oy, Pohjaslahti Church, Finland, architect Kauno Kallio, 1931. Image copyright Museovirasto.
       
     
Monumental chandeliers by Tynell and Taito Oy, Pohjaslahti Church, Finland, architect Kauno Kallio, 1931. Image copyright Museovirasto.
       
     
Paavo Tynell teaching at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in Helsinki, c.1920s.
       
     
Perforated brass wall lamps at the Restaurant Walhalla, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, 1949-1951. Interior architect Aulis Blomstedt.
       
     
Tin candelabra c.1930s by Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy.
       
     
Rovaniemi Church, lighting design by Paavo Tynell, 1950. Architect Bertel Liljequist.
       
     
Kytäjä Church, Finland, 1939, architect Väinä Vähäkallio. Perforated brass ceiling lights by Paavo Tynell and Taito Oy.
       
     
Kytäjä Church, Finland, 1939, architect Väinä Vähäkallio. Perforated brass ceiling lights by Paavo Tynell and Taito Oy.
       
     
Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki, upstairs restaurant, c.1949-1952, architect Erkki Huttunen. Tynell designed all lighting fixtures for the hotel and used also some standard Taito models.
       
     
Hotel Vaakuna Restaurant, Helsinki, 1949. Image copyright by Hotelli ja Ravintolamuseo.
       
     
Detail of a ceiling lamp decoration with brass wire flowers. Originally custom-made for a restaurant interior, Finland, late 1950s, Taito Oy.
       
     
Arabia Ceramic Factory Museum, 1948. Custom-made ceiling lamp for the lobby, Taito Oy.
       
     
Sketch for a brass ceiling lamp with floral decoration and glass shades. Model unknown.
       
     
Lauttasaari Library, Helsinki, c.1953, architect J.S.Sirén. A rare table mounted version of model no.9227 table lamp in solid brass on the reception counter. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Lauttasaari Library, Reading Room, 1953-1954, architect J.S.Sirén. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Lauttasaari Library, Helsinki, c.1953, architect J.S.Sirén. A rare table mounted version of model no.9227 table lamp in solid brass on the reception counter. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Lauttasaari Library, Reading Hall, 1953-1954, architect J.S.Sirén. Lighting by Tynell and Taito-Idman. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Paper ad for Koru, art metal forging company in Helsinki, Finland, which was focused on manufacturing lamps and other metal objects, where Tynell worked for before starting his own company Taito.
       
     
Laune Church, Lahti, Finland, 1953 (completed 1958). Architect Erik Lindroos. Brass perforated wall sconces and perforated twin ceiling lights in copper by Paavo Tynell.
       
     
Laune Church, Lahti, Finland, 1953 (completed 1958). Architect Erik Lindroos. Lighting design by Paavo Tynell. Image copyright by ELKA Archives.
       
     
Laune Church, Lahti, Finland, 1953 (completed 1958), architect Erik Lindroos. Perforated ceiling lights in copper by Tynell, which was a relatively unusual material for him to use instead of brass.
       
     
View from the Finland House catalog, late 1940s, featuring model no.9602 ceiling lamp with opaline glass shades and brass floral decoration.
       
     
Restaurant Pieksänhovi, Pieksämäki, Finland, early 1950s. Monumental opaline glass chandelier and other lighting by Taito Oy.
       
     
Rare, possibly unique brass table lamp with leather wrapping, Taito Oy, late 1940s. Image copyright by the British Council of Industrial Design.
       
     
Brass mounted ceiling lamp with four perforated shades and brass decoration, model no. CH/193, Taito Oy. Image copyright by the British Council of Industrial Design.
       
     
Large mounted ceiling lamp panel of 79 lighting sources with brass wire spirals, Taito Oy, late 1940s. Image copyright by the British Council of Industrial Design.
       
     
Perforated brass counter balance ceiling lamp, model no.A1965, designed in 1948 for Taito Oy. Image copyright by the British Council of Industrial Design.
       
     
Taito Oy magazine ad from late 1930s-early 1940s featuring an adjustable wall pendant light model no.1936. Private archives.
       
     
Terminal building at Wichita Municipal Airport, 1954. Architects Glen H. Thomas and A. B. Harris. Copyright by the Howard Eastwood Collection.
       
     
Terminal building at Wichita Municipal Airport, 1954. Architects Glen H. Thomas and A. B. Harris. Copyright by the Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce.
       
     
Idman catalog cover, 1953, the first catalog after Taito was acquired by Idman Oy. Officially the new company used name Idman, but in US Tynell´s were sold as Taito-products (Finland House) until 1957
       
     
Restaurant SavonSeutu, Kangasniemi, c.1950. Joint mounted ceiling fixtures in brass and opaline glass by Taito Oy. Image copyright by ELKA Archives.
       
     
Restaurant SavonSeutu, Kangasniemi, c.1950. Joint mounted ceiling fixtures in brass and opaline glass by Taito Oy. Image copyright by ELKA Archives.
       
     
Wall sconce model no.9453 by Taito Oy. Material brass and opaline glass. Featured in Stockman Department Store´s sale catalog, 1951.
       
     
Taito Oy lamp catalog cover from 1929. Private collection.
       
     
The Parliament House, Helsinki, 1926-1931, architect J.S.Sirén. Lighting was also designed by Sirén, but he worked closely with Tynell, whose company Taito manufactured all items. Postcard c.1930.
       
     
Brass perforated ceiling lamp, model no.9062, Taito Oy. Private archives.
       
     
Product card of the model no.9202 table lamp by Finland House, New York, late 1940s.
       
     
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Finland House Showroom, New York, NY, c.1948. Interior architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Finland House Showroom, New York, NY, c.1948. Interior architect Aarne Ervi.
Paavo Tynell large brass bowl by Taito Oy, 1940s. Photo copyright by The Exchange Int.
       
     
Paavo Tynell large brass bowl by Taito Oy, 1940s. Photo copyright by The Exchange Int.
Paavo Tynell, early 1950´s. Photographer unknown, private collection.
       
     
Paavo Tynell, early 1950´s. Photographer unknown, private collection.
The Bride´s Magazine-cover, USA, 1953 with a large Snowflake-chandelier, Taito Oy.
       
     
The Bride´s Magazine-cover, USA, 1953 with a large Snowflake-chandelier, Taito Oy.
Model no.9014 large chandelier with brass mesh snowflakes, 1948, Taito Oy.
       
     
Model no.9014 large chandelier with brass mesh snowflakes, 1948, Taito Oy.
"Snowflake" chandelier, model no.9014, early 1950s. Manufactured by Taito Oy, Finland. Material brass and metal mesh. Collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
       
     
"Snowflake" chandelier, model no.9014, early 1950s. Manufactured by Taito Oy, Finland. Material brass and metal mesh. Collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Taito Oy´s exhibition stand in Helsinki, mid-1940s. Beside decorative and exclusive lighting design, Taito was also the biggest manufacturer of industrial lights in Finland at the time.
       
     
Taito Oy´s exhibition stand in Helsinki, mid-1940s. Beside decorative and exclusive lighting design, Taito was also the biggest manufacturer of industrial lights in Finland at the time.
Custom-made ceiling fixture with perforated brass and opaline glass, late 1940s, Taito Oy.
       
     
Custom-made ceiling fixture with perforated brass and opaline glass, late 1940s, Taito Oy.
Finnish Literature Society´s Archive Room after renovation, 1950, architect Paavo Riihimäki. Perforated brass reading lamps by Tynell and Taito Oy. Image copyright SKS.
       
     
Finnish Literature Society´s Archive Room after renovation, 1950, architect Paavo Riihimäki. Perforated brass reading lamps by Tynell and Taito Oy. Image copyright SKS.
Finnish Literature Society´s Archive Room after renovation in 1950. Perforated brass reading lamps by Tynell and Taito Oy. Image copyright SKS.
       
     
Finnish Literature Society´s Archive Room after renovation in 1950. Perforated brass reading lamps by Tynell and Taito Oy. Image copyright SKS.
Custom made ceiling lamps for the Tervahovi Restaurant in Oulu, Finland, 1941.
       
     
Custom made ceiling lamps for the Tervahovi Restaurant in Oulu, Finland, 1941.
Lobby room at the Archive of National Poetry after renovation in 1950, architect Paavo Riihimäki. Brass floor lamp and perforated ceiling lamp by Paavo Tynell and Taito Oy. Image copyright by SKS.
       
     
Lobby room at the Archive of National Poetry after renovation in 1950, architect Paavo Riihimäki. Brass floor lamp and perforated ceiling lamp by Paavo Tynell and Taito Oy. Image copyright by SKS.
Restaurant Kestikartano, architect Aarne Ervi, Helsinki 1946 (image from early 1960s). Custom-made brass and wicker ceiling lamps with silk diffusers. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Restaurant Kestikartano, architect Aarne Ervi, Helsinki 1946 (image from early 1960s). Custom-made brass and wicker ceiling lamps with silk diffusers. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Architect Aarne Ervi. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Architect Aarne Ervi. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Paavo Tynell at the age of 70, featured with his lamps in Times Magazine, 1960. Headline of the article: "Hight Lights of a Lighting Genius"
       
     
Paavo Tynell at the age of 70, featured with his lamps in Times Magazine, 1960. Headline of the article: "Hight Lights of a Lighting Genius"
Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Interior by architect Aarne Ervi. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Interior by architect Aarne Ervi. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Unique floor lamps at the Louhen Sali in the Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Unique floor lamps at the Louhen Sali in the Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Solid brass bowls from late 1930s-early 1940s by Taito Oy and a floor lamp model no.K10-10 with brass, wicker and painted aluminum, Taito/Idman, early 1950s. Image copyright by The Exchange Int.
       
     
Solid brass bowls from late 1930s-early 1940s by Taito Oy and a floor lamp model no.K10-10 with brass, wicker and painted aluminum, Taito/Idman, early 1950s. Image copyright by The Exchange Int.
Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Architect Aarne Ervi. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Architect Aarne Ervi. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Floor mounted wicker and brass lamps at Louhen Sali, Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Floor mounted wicker and brass lamps at Louhen Sali, Restaurant Kestikartano, Helsinki, 1946. Architect Aarne Ervi.
Restaurant Kaupunginkellari, Helsinki, Finland, 1947. Interior design by Lasse Ollinkari. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Restaurant Kaupunginkellari, Helsinki, Finland, 1947. Interior design by Lasse Ollinkari. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Custom-made ceiling lamp in brass for the Restaurant Kaupunginkellari, Helsinki, Finland 1947. Manufactured by Taito Oy. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Custom-made ceiling lamp in brass for the Restaurant Kaupunginkellari, Helsinki, Finland 1947. Manufactured by Taito Oy. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Restaurant Kaupunginkellari, Helsinki, c.1947. Interior design by Lasse Ollinkari. Wall frescos by Tove Jansson.
       
     
Restaurant Kaupunginkellari, Helsinki, c.1947. Interior design by Lasse Ollinkari. Wall frescos by Tove Jansson.
Meilahti Church, Helsinki, 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio. Image copyright Helsingin Seurankuntayhtymä
       
     
Meilahti Church, Helsinki, 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio. Image copyright Helsingin Seurankuntayhtymä
Chandelier model no.9065, Taito Oy, c.1950. Image copyright by The Exchange Int.
       
     
Chandelier model no.9065, Taito Oy, c.1950. Image copyright by The Exchange Int.
Interior from the Finland House showroom in New York 1948. Ceiling fixtures by Paavo Tynell, interior design by Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Interior from the Finland House showroom in New York 1948. Ceiling fixtures by Paavo Tynell, interior design by Aarne Ervi.
Magazine ad of the Finland House showroom-gallery late 1940s, located in 41 East 50 St, Manhattan, New York.
       
     
Magazine ad of the Finland House showroom-gallery late 1940s, located in 41 East 50 St, Manhattan, New York.
Brass and opaline glass chandelier by Tynell, Rovaniemi Church, Finland 1950, architect Bertel Liljequist.
       
     
Brass and opaline glass chandelier by Tynell, Rovaniemi Church, Finland 1950, architect Bertel Liljequist.
Oy Taito Ab advertisement from 1940s featuring brass wall sconce with parchment shade, model 7199.
       
     
Oy Taito Ab advertisement from 1940s featuring brass wall sconce with parchment shade, model 7199.
The main entrance ceiling light of solid copper by Paavo Tynell (manufactured by Taito Oy) at the Finnish School of Economics, architects Hugo Harmia and Woldemar Baeckman, 1950.
       
     
The main entrance ceiling light of solid copper by Paavo Tynell (manufactured by Taito Oy) at the Finnish School of Economics, architects Hugo Harmia and Woldemar Baeckman, 1950.
Celebration Hall at the Finnish School of Economics, architects Hugo Harmia and Woldemar Baeckman, 1950. Interior design by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Maija Heikinheimo and Olli Borg.
       
     
Celebration Hall at the Finnish School of Economics, architects Hugo Harmia and Woldemar Baeckman, 1950. Interior design by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Maija Heikinheimo and Olli Borg.
Momumental polished brass chandelier with candles by Taito Oy, 1952.
       
     
Momumental polished brass chandelier with candles by Taito Oy, 1952.
Finnish School of Economics, architects Hugo Harmia and Woldemar Baeckman, 1950. Interior design by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Maija Heikinheimo and Olli Borg.
       
     
Finnish School of Economics, architects Hugo Harmia and Woldemar Baeckman, 1950. Interior design by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Maija Heikinheimo and Olli Borg.
Finnish School of Economics, Boardroom lighting, 1948-1950. Interior design by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Olli Borg and Maija Heikinheimo.
       
     
Finnish School of Economics, Boardroom lighting, 1948-1950. Interior design by Ilmari Tapiovaara, Olli Borg and Maija Heikinheimo.
Åbo Akademi, Student House entrance lobby, Turku, Finland, 1950-1951, architect Erik Brygmann.
       
     
Åbo Akademi, Student House entrance lobby, Turku, Finland, 1950-1951, architect Erik Brygmann.
CEILING LAMP WITH SEPARATE BRASS REFLECTORS, ÅBO AKADEMI STUDENT HOUSE, TURKU, FINLAND, 1950-1951. ARCHITECT ERIK BRYGGMAN.
       
     
CEILING LAMP WITH SEPARATE BRASS REFLECTORS, ÅBO AKADEMI STUDENT HOUSE, TURKU, FINLAND, 1950-1951. ARCHITECT ERIK BRYGGMAN.
Restaurant Motti, Helsinki, 1941. Interior design by Werner West. Table lamps model no.5069, Taito Oy.
       
     
Restaurant Motti, Helsinki, 1941. Interior design by Werner West. Table lamps model no.5069, Taito Oy.
Meilahti Church, Helsinki, 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio. Tynell designed also candelabras and other small items for the church.
       
     
Meilahti Church, Helsinki, 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio. Tynell designed also candelabras and other small items for the church.
Meilahti Church, Helsinki, Finland, architect Markus Tavio, 1953-1954. Monumental chandelier inspired by the Crown of Thorns.
       
     
Meilahti Church, Helsinki, Finland, architect Markus Tavio, 1953-1954. Monumental chandelier inspired by the Crown of Thorns.
Meilahti Church, monumental brass chandeliers by Paavo Tynell, 1954. Architect Markus Tavio. Manufactured by Taito/Idman Oy.
       
     
Meilahti Church, monumental brass chandeliers by Paavo Tynell, 1954. Architect Markus Tavio. Manufactured by Taito/Idman Oy.
Meilahti Church, Helsinki, 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio. Image copyright Helsingin Seurakuntayhtymä.
       
     
Meilahti Church, Helsinki, 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio. Image copyright Helsingin Seurakuntayhtymä.
Meilahti Church Congregation Hall, Helsinki, Finland 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio.
       
     
Meilahti Church Congregation Hall, Helsinki, Finland 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio.
Tomaskyrkan (Meilahti Swedish Church), Helsinki, Finland 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio.
       
     
Tomaskyrkan (Meilahti Swedish Church), Helsinki, Finland 1953-1954, architect Markus Tavio.
Sketch for the Chief Physician´s apartment lighting, Kuopio Children´s Hospital, Kuopio, Finland 1949. Image copyright by Design Museo.
       
     
Sketch for the Chief Physician´s apartment lighting, Kuopio Children´s Hospital, Kuopio, Finland 1949. Image copyright by Design Museo.
Wall light model no.9203, Taito Oy, early 1950s. Materials polished perforated brass.
       
     
Wall light model no.9203, Taito Oy, early 1950s. Materials polished perforated brass.
Åland´s Shipping Museum and Nautical Club, Mariehamn, architect Jonas Cedercreutz 1948.
       
     
Åland´s Shipping Museum and Nautical Club, Mariehamn, architect Jonas Cedercreutz 1948.
Lampshade department in Oy Taito Ab´s factory in Vilhovuorenkatu, Helsinki, ca.1940s. All lampshades were hand made from various materials, such as silk, linen, cane and wicker. Picture by PT-Arkisto.
       
     
Lampshade department in Oy Taito Ab´s factory in Vilhovuorenkatu, Helsinki, ca.1940s. All lampshades were hand made from various materials, such as silk, linen, cane and wicker. Picture by PT-Arkisto.
Monumental ceiling light for the Kinema-movie theater, Heinola, Finland, 1946. Architect Sakari Honkavaara. Image copyright Phillips Ltd.
       
     
Monumental ceiling light for the Kinema-movie theater, Heinola, Finland, 1946. Architect Sakari Honkavaara. Image copyright Phillips Ltd.
Restaurant Kuusi HOK, Helsinki, Finland, 1946-1947. Lamps originally made for the Vaakuna Hotel c.1940s, where the construction work was put on hold due to WW2. Copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Restaurant Kuusi HOK, Helsinki, Finland, 1946-1947. Lamps originally made for the Vaakuna Hotel c.1940s, where the construction work was put on hold due to WW2. Copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Restaurant Kuusi HOK, Helsinki, Finland, 1946-1947. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Restaurant Kuusi HOK, Helsinki, Finland, 1946-1947. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Brass table lamp with leather wrapping, model no.9224, early 1950s, made by Taito-Idman.
       
     
Brass table lamp with leather wrapping, model no.9224, early 1950s, made by Taito-Idman.
Toive Koti-exhibition in 1956, Helsinki. Model no.9224 table lamp with leather wrapping on a desk at the Royal´s exhibition stand.
       
     
Toive Koti-exhibition in 1956, Helsinki. Model no.9224 table lamp with leather wrapping on a desk at the Royal´s exhibition stand.
Original sketch for the model no.9224, also known as the Horse Shoe-lamp. Designed early 1950s and manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
Original sketch for the model no.9224, also known as the Horse Shoe-lamp. Designed early 1950s and manufactured by Taito Oy.
Helsinki Central Railway Station, view from the main restaurant, c.1961. Image copyright Suomen Rautatiemuseo.
       
     
Helsinki Central Railway Station, view from the main restaurant, c.1961. Image copyright Suomen Rautatiemuseo.
Helsinki Central Railway Station, First Class Restaurant, c.1961. Image copyright Suomen Rautatiemuseo.
       
     
Helsinki Central Railway Station, First Class Restaurant, c.1961. Image copyright Suomen Rautatiemuseo.
Monumental Chandeliers at the Helsinki Central Railway Station, designed in 1951 to replace old lighting which was damaged during fire in 1950.
       
     
Monumental Chandeliers at the Helsinki Central Railway Station, designed in 1951 to replace old lighting which was damaged during fire in 1950.
Monumental chandeliers at the Helsinki Central Railway Station, designed in 1951 and manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
Monumental chandeliers at the Helsinki Central Railway Station, designed in 1951 and manufactured by Taito Oy.
American Airlines counter at the Rochester Airport, NY, c.1950. Perforated brass ceiling lights by Paavo Tynell, model no.FH 252. Image copyright by Democrat and Chronicle archives.
       
     
American Airlines counter at the Rochester Airport, NY, c.1950. Perforated brass ceiling lights by Paavo Tynell, model no.FH 252. Image copyright by Democrat and Chronicle archives.
Monumental chandeliers at the Helsinki Central Railway Station, designed in 1951 and manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
Monumental chandeliers at the Helsinki Central Railway Station, designed in 1951 and manufactured by Taito Oy.
MONUMENTAL CHANDELIERS AT THE HELSINKI CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION, 1951, TAITO OY.
       
     
MONUMENTAL CHANDELIERS AT THE HELSINKI CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION, 1951, TAITO OY.
Helsinki Central Railway Station, First Class Restaurant, c.1961. Image copyright Suomen Rautatiemuseo.
       
     
Helsinki Central Railway Station, First Class Restaurant, c.1961. Image copyright Suomen Rautatiemuseo.
Floor lamp at the Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland, 1949-1951. Architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Floor lamp at the Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland, 1949-1951. Architect Aarne Ervi.
Brass table lamp with opaline glass shade, model no.9211, Taito Oy, late 1940s. Cone-shaped brass bowl also by Taito Oy, c.1940s.
       
     
Brass table lamp with opaline glass shade, model no.9211, Taito Oy, late 1940s. Cone-shaped brass bowl also by Taito Oy, c.1940s.
Custom-made perforated brass ceiling lamp at the Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland, 1949-1951. Architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Custom-made perforated brass ceiling lamp at the Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland, 1949-1951. Architect Aarne Ervi.
Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland. Leppiniemi was designed as a residential area for the Pyhäkoski Power Plant by architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland. Leppiniemi was designed as a residential area for the Pyhäkoski Power Plant by architect Aarne Ervi.
Paavo Tynell, c.1960s.
       
     
Paavo Tynell, c.1960s.
Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland, architect Aarne Ervi. Custom-made ceiling light by Paavo Tynell, dining set by Alvar Aalto.
       
     
Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland, architect Aarne Ervi. Custom-made ceiling light by Paavo Tynell, dining set by Alvar Aalto.
Oy Taito Ab advertisement c.1940s with brass, painted brass and opaline glass mounted ceiling lamp.
       
     
Oy Taito Ab advertisement c.1940s with brass, painted brass and opaline glass mounted ceiling lamp.
Rare perforated Golden Bell ceiling lamps, a collaboration between Paavo Tynell and Alvar Aalto, Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland, 1949-1951. Architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Rare perforated Golden Bell ceiling lamps, a collaboration between Paavo Tynell and Alvar Aalto, Leppiniemi Guest House, Muhos, Finland, 1949-1951. Architect Aarne Ervi.
Rare perforated Golden Bell ceiling- and wall lamps, a collaboration between Paavo Tynell and Alvar Aalto, Leppiniemi Guest House, Pyhäkoski, Finland, 1949-1951. Architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
Rare perforated Golden Bell ceiling- and wall lamps, a collaboration between Paavo Tynell and Alvar Aalto, Leppiniemi Guest House, Pyhäkoski, Finland, 1949-1951. Architect Aarne Ervi.
Cafe Fazer, Helsinki, late 1950s with Alvar Aalto furniture and pendant lamps model J-1979 by Paavo Tynell for Idman Oy.
       
     
Cafe Fazer, Helsinki, late 1950s with Alvar Aalto furniture and pendant lamps model J-1979 by Paavo Tynell for Idman Oy.
Interior from the Hotel Aulanko, Finland, featuring an early version of the Chinese Hat-floor lamp. The hotel was designed by Märta Blomstedt & Matti Lampén 1938, Taito Oy as a contractor.
       
     
Interior from the Hotel Aulanko, Finland, featuring an early version of the Chinese Hat-floor lamp. The hotel was designed by Märta Blomstedt & Matti Lampén 1938, Taito Oy as a contractor.
Model no.9014 large chandelier with brass mesh snowflakes, 1948 b Taito Oy.
       
     
Model no.9014 large chandelier with brass mesh snowflakes, 1948 b Taito Oy.
Tall custom-made Snowflake chandelier, Taito Oy, late 1940s.
       
     
Tall custom-made Snowflake chandelier, Taito Oy, late 1940s.
Chapel of the Resurrection by architect Erik Bryggman, Turku Finland, 1941. Lighting design in collaboration with Paavo Tynell.
       
     
Chapel of the Resurrection by architect Erik Bryggman, Turku Finland, 1941. Lighting design in collaboration with Paavo Tynell.

 

 

Chapel of the Resurrection by architect Erik Bryggman, Turku, Finland, 1941 Lighting design in collaboration with Paavo Tynell.
       
     
Chapel of the Resurrection by architect Erik Bryggman, Turku, Finland, 1941 Lighting design in collaboration with Paavo Tynell.
Custom-made ceiling lamp from the Chapel of Resurrection, Turku, Finland, 1941. Collaboration with architect Erik Bryggman.
       
     
Custom-made ceiling lamp from the Chapel of Resurrection, Turku, Finland, 1941. Collaboration with architect Erik Bryggman.
Chapel of the Resurrection by architect Erik Bryggman, Turku Finland, 1941. Lighting design in collaboration with Paavo Tynell.
       
     
Chapel of the Resurrection by architect Erik Bryggman, Turku Finland, 1941. Lighting design in collaboration with Paavo Tynell.
Finland House Showroom, New York, c.1948. Interior design by Aarne Ervi. Finland House was a trademark by The Finnish American Trading Corporation.
       
     
Finland House Showroom, New York, c.1948. Interior design by Aarne Ervi. Finland House was a trademark by The Finnish American Trading Corporation.
Office of the United Nation´s Secretary General, UN Building, New York, c.1951.
       
     
Office of the United Nation´s Secretary General, UN Building, New York, c.1951.
Paavo Tynell infront of the United Nations Building, c.1950. Tynell designed original lighting for the Office of the Secretary General.
       
     
Paavo Tynell infront of the United Nations Building, c.1950. Tynell designed original lighting for the Office of the Secretary General.
Brass table lamp with opaline glass shade, model no.9211, Taito Oy, late 1940s. Cone-shaped brass bowl also by Taito Oy, c.1940s. Image copyright by The Exchange Int.
       
     
Brass table lamp with opaline glass shade, model no.9211, Taito Oy, late 1940s. Cone-shaped brass bowl also by Taito Oy, c.1940s. Image copyright by The Exchange Int.
Finnish magazine cover from 1951, with model no.9060 ceiling lamp, which one the same year a competition by the American Institution of Decorators for the Best Lighting Design.
       
     
Finnish magazine cover from 1951, with model no.9060 ceiling lamp, which one the same year a competition by the American Institution of Decorators for the Best Lighting Design.
Bank Interior from Suomalainen Säästöpankki, Helsinki, with Paavo Tynell lighting by Idman Oy, c.1954.
       
     
Bank Interior from Suomalainen Säästöpankki, Helsinki, with Paavo Tynell lighting by Idman Oy, c.1954.
Pair of uplight brass floor lamps with spotlights, model 10507 by Taito/Idman, early 1950s. Also manufactured without a spotlight and decoration with model no.10506.
       
     
Pair of uplight brass floor lamps with spotlights, model 10507 by Taito/Idman, early 1950s. Also manufactured without a spotlight and decoration with model no.10506.
Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki, c.1949-1952, architect Erkki Huttunen. View from the main lobby including brass floor lamps with wicker wrapping by Tynell and Taito.
       
     
Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki, c.1949-1952, architect Erkki Huttunen. View from the main lobby including brass floor lamps with wicker wrapping by Tynell and Taito.
Monumental custom-made chandelier with 12 opaline glass shades and a snowflake-formed brass ceiling mount at the Vaakuna Hotel, Helsinki, c.1940s.
       
     
Monumental custom-made chandelier with 12 opaline glass shades and a snowflake-formed brass ceiling mount at the Vaakuna Hotel, Helsinki, c.1940s.
Monumental custom-made chandelier with 12 opaline glass shades, Vaakuna Hotel, Helsinki, c.1940s. All glass parts for Taito fixtures were made by Kauklahti Glass Factory until 1951.
       
     
Monumental custom-made chandelier with 12 opaline glass shades, Vaakuna Hotel, Helsinki, c.1940s. All glass parts for Taito fixtures were made by Kauklahti Glass Factory until 1951.
Vaakuna Hotel, Helsinki, view from the main lobby with Paavo Tynell floor lamps, c.1949-1951.
       
     
Vaakuna Hotel, Helsinki, view from the main lobby with Paavo Tynell floor lamps, c.1949-1951.
Elanto advertisement from 1954, featuring Paavo Tynell´s model no.9602 floor lamp (designed late 1940), manufactured by Taito/Idman.
       
     
Elanto advertisement from 1954, featuring Paavo Tynell´s model no.9602 floor lamp (designed late 1940), manufactured by Taito/Idman.
Custom-made sconce from the Wivex Restaurant, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, 1946. Architect Ernst Kühn.
       
     
Custom-made sconce from the Wivex Restaurant, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, 1946. Architect Ernst Kühn.
Taito-Tynell magazine ad from the late 1940s.
       
     
Taito-Tynell magazine ad from the late 1940s.
Magazine ad in US for the Finland House Showroom in New York, late 1940s.
       
     
Magazine ad in US for the Finland House Showroom in New York, late 1940s.
Custom-made sconce from the Wivex Restaurant, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, 1946. Architect Ernst Kühn.
       
     
Custom-made sconce from the Wivex Restaurant, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, 1946. Architect Ernst Kühn.
Table mount brass and painted metal lamp at the Elanto Departement Store café, Helsinki, 1954.
       
     
Table mount brass and painted metal lamp at the Elanto Departement Store café, Helsinki, 1954.
Table mount brass and painted metal lamp at the Elanto Departement Store café, Helsinki, 1954. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Table mount brass and painted metal lamp at the Elanto Departement Store café, Helsinki, 1954. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Custom-made sconce from the Wivex Restaurant, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, 1946. Architect Ernst Kühn.
       
     
Custom-made sconce from the Wivex Restaurant, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, 1946. Architect Ernst Kühn.
Model K10-10 floor lamps, material brass, cane and painted metal. First model were produced by Taito Oy, c.1950.
       
     
Model K10-10 floor lamps, material brass, cane and painted metal. First model were produced by Taito Oy, c.1950.
Hahne´s Departement Store, Montclair, New Jersey, 1951. Monumental chandeliers by Tynell and Taito Oy.
       
     
Hahne´s Departement Store, Montclair, New Jersey, 1951. Monumental chandeliers by Tynell and Taito Oy.
Hahne & Co. Departement Store, Montclair, New Jersey, 1951. Monumental chandelier by Tynell and Taito Oy.
       
     
Hahne & Co. Departement Store, Montclair, New Jersey, 1951. Monumental chandelier by Tynell and Taito Oy.
Floor lamp model K10-10, manufactured by both Taito Oy and Idman Oy, early 1950s.
       
     
Floor lamp model K10-10, manufactured by both Taito Oy and Idman Oy, early 1950s.
Lobby of an unknown skyscraper in Manhattan, New York, early 1950s, with large brass and glass ceiling plafonds by Paavo Tynell.
       
     
Lobby of an unknown skyscraper in Manhattan, New York, early 1950s, with large brass and glass ceiling plafonds by Paavo Tynell.
Tubular brass pendant lamp with linen fabric, model 10132, Taito Oy 1950. Rare model and one of Tynell´s own favorites among his designs.
       
     
Tubular brass pendant lamp with linen fabric, model 10132, Taito Oy 1950. Rare model and one of Tynell´s own favorites among his designs.
Primula Cafe in Helsinki, Finland, with perforated brass pendants by Paavo Tynell, early 1950s. Image copyright by Museovirasto.
       
     
Primula Cafe in Helsinki, Finland, with perforated brass pendants by Paavo Tynell, early 1950s. Image copyright by Museovirasto.
Cover of Kaunis Koti-magazine, 1948. Brass floor lamp with fabric shade by Taito Oy.
       
     
Cover of Kaunis Koti-magazine, 1948. Brass floor lamp with fabric shade by Taito Oy.
Sketch for a brass ceiling lamp with floral decoration, possibly designed for Tynell´s friend textile designer Greta Skoster-Lehtinen, late 1940s/early 1950s.
       
     
Sketch for a brass ceiling lamp with floral decoration, possibly designed for Tynell´s friend textile designer Greta Skoster-Lehtinen, late 1940s/early 1950s.
Brass floor lamp with wicker wrapping and aspen splint shade, Taito Oy, late 1940s.
       
     
Brass floor lamp with wicker wrapping and aspen splint shade, Taito Oy, late 1940s.
Oy Taito Ab catalog cover from 1930s, "Mitä Taito Valmistaa".
       
     
Oy Taito Ab catalog cover from 1930s, "Mitä Taito Valmistaa".
Sketch for a brass counter balance ceiling lamp, Taito-Idman.
       
     
Sketch for a brass counter balance ceiling lamp, Taito-Idman.
Kontiolahti Church, Finland, with custom made brass and opaline glass wall sconces by Paavo Tynell, early 1950s, manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
Kontiolahti Church, Finland, with custom made brass and opaline glass wall sconces by Paavo Tynell, early 1950s, manufactured by Taito Oy.
Sauna Ervi, Kuusisaari, Finland, c.1950s, architect Aarne Ervi. Perforated brass ceiling lamp by Tynell.
       
     
Sauna Ervi, Kuusisaari, Finland, c.1950s, architect Aarne Ervi. Perforated brass ceiling lamp by Tynell.
Sketch for a brass ceiling lamp with glass shades, early 1950s.
       
     
Sketch for a brass ceiling lamp with glass shades, early 1950s.
Turku Central Railway Station, architects Väinö Vähäkallio and Martti Välikangas, 1940. Ceiling lamps by Tynell and Taito Oy. Image copyright Suomen Rautatiemuseo.
       
     
Turku Central Railway Station, architects Väinö Vähäkallio and Martti Välikangas, 1940. Ceiling lamps by Tynell and Taito Oy. Image copyright Suomen Rautatiemuseo.
KOP Holiday Resort "Keilaranta", Otaniemi, Espoo, 1951. Seven perforated brass pendant lamps on a brass rail.
       
     
KOP Holiday Resort "Keilaranta", Otaniemi, Espoo, 1951. Seven perforated brass pendant lamps on a brass rail.
KOP Holiday Resort, Keilaranta, Espoo, 1951, architect Aarne Ervi.
       
     
KOP Holiday Resort, Keilaranta, Espoo, 1951, architect Aarne Ervi.
Tapiola Central Tower by architect Aarne Ervi with Paavo Tynell lighting design, mid-1950s.
       
     
Tapiola Central Tower by architect Aarne Ervi with Paavo Tynell lighting design, mid-1950s.
Sketch of a custom fixture for Lightolier, USA, late 1950s.
       
     
Sketch of a custom fixture for Lightolier, USA, late 1950s.
Restaurant Aninkainen, Turku, 1951. Custom-made wall sconces and ceiling lamps by Paavo Tynell, manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
Restaurant Aninkainen, Turku, 1951. Custom-made wall sconces and ceiling lamps by Paavo Tynell, manufactured by Taito Oy.
Restaurant Aninkainen, Turku, 1951. Custom-made wall sconces and ceiling lamps by Paavo Tynell, manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
Restaurant Aninkainen, Turku, 1951. Custom-made wall sconces and ceiling lamps by Paavo Tynell, manufactured by Taito Oy.
Restaurant Aninkainen, Turku, 1951. Custom-made wall sconces in perforated brass by Paavo Tynell, manufactured by Taito Oy.
       
     
Restaurant Aninkainen, Turku, 1951. Custom-made wall sconces in perforated brass by Paavo Tynell, manufactured by Taito Oy.
Ceiling lamp model K1-8 by Taito-Idman at the Restaurant Knipan, Tammisaari, Finland, early 1950s.
       
     
Ceiling lamp model K1-8 by Taito-Idman at the Restaurant Knipan, Tammisaari, Finland, early 1950s.
Impressed Taito stamp underside of model no.9227 standard table lamp.
       
     
Impressed Taito stamp underside of model no.9227 standard table lamp.
Paavo Tynell, c.1950s.
       
     
Paavo Tynell, c.1950s.
Floor lamp model no.K10-10 with brass, wicker and painted aluminum, Taito-Idman, early 1950s.
       
     
Floor lamp model no.K10-10 with brass, wicker and painted aluminum, Taito-Idman, early 1950s.
Model drawings for the Senior Physician´s Apartment, Kuopio Children´s Hospital, 1949.
       
     
Model drawings for the Senior Physician´s Apartment, Kuopio Children´s Hospital, 1949.
Sketch for a perforated brass counter balance ceiling lamp for Taito Oy 1951-1953
       
     
Sketch for a perforated brass counter balance ceiling lamp for Taito Oy 1951-1953
CUSTOM-MADE CEILING LAMP FROM THE BOROUGH HALL AT MIKKELI PARRISH, FINLAND, LATE 1940S BY TAITO OY.
       
     
CUSTOM-MADE CEILING LAMP FROM THE BOROUGH HALL AT MIKKELI PARRISH, FINLAND, LATE 1940S BY TAITO OY.
Tervakoski Elokuvat-movie theater, Tervakoski, Finland 1958, model 9068 ceiling lamps (Starry Sky).
       
     
Tervakoski Elokuvat-movie theater, Tervakoski, Finland 1958, model 9068 ceiling lamps (Starry Sky).
Lahti Old Church, renovation 1950: Lighting design, Taito Oy
       
     
Lahti Old Church, renovation 1950: Lighting design, Taito Oy
SUOMALAINEN YHTEISKOULU, CELEBRATION HALL, C.1950. ORIGINAL LIGHTING FROM 1937 WERE DAMAGED DURING THE WAR AND REPLACED BY THESE (BOTH BY TAITO OY).
       
     
SUOMALAINEN YHTEISKOULU, CELEBRATION HALL, C.1950. ORIGINAL LIGHTING FROM 1937 WERE DAMAGED DURING THE WAR AND REPLACED BY THESE (BOTH BY TAITO OY).
Silver coffee set by Paavo Tynell, manufactured by Taito Oy Made for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. Image copyright by Designmuseo.
       
     
Silver coffee set by Paavo Tynell, manufactured by Taito Oy Made for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. Image copyright by Designmuseo.
Design for a church chandelier, early 1950s, Taito/Idman.
       
     
Design for a church chandelier, early 1950s, Taito/Idman.
Monumental brass chandeliers, Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland. Designed in 1932 and made by Taito Oy.
       
     
Monumental brass chandeliers, Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland. Designed in 1932 and made by Taito Oy.
Oy Taito Ab catalog cover no.10 from 1935.
       
     
Oy Taito Ab catalog cover no.10 from 1935.
Monumental chandeliers, Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland. Designed in 1932 and made by Taito Oy. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Monumental chandeliers, Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland. Designed in 1932 and made by Taito Oy. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Monumental chandeliers, Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland. Designed in 1932 and made by Taito Oy. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Monumental chandeliers, Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland. Designed in 1932 and made by Taito Oy. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Monumental chandeliers, Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland. Lamps designed in 1932 and made by Taito Oy.
       
     
Monumental chandeliers, Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland. Lamps designed in 1932 and made by Taito Oy.
Sketch for a brass wall sconce, model no.3652 for Idman Oy, c. mid-1950s.
       
     
Sketch for a brass wall sconce, model no.3652 for Idman Oy, c. mid-1950s.
Article of Paavo Tynell at the May 2015 issue of Elle Decor US.
       
     
Article of Paavo Tynell at the May 2015 issue of Elle Decor US.
Article of Paavo Tynell at the May 2015 issue of Elle Decor US.
       
     
Article of Paavo Tynell at the May 2015 issue of Elle Decor US.
Perforated brass wall lamps at the Restaurant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, Finland, 1949.
       
     
Perforated brass wall lamps at the Restaurant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, Finland, 1949.
Resturant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, 1949. Monumental brass chandelier with glass diffusers and hand-made silk shades.
       
     
Resturant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, 1949. Monumental brass chandelier with glass diffusers and hand-made silk shades.
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Resturant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, 1949. Monumental brass chandeliers with glass diffusers and hand-made silk shades.
       
     
Resturant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, 1949. Monumental brass chandeliers with glass diffusers and hand-made silk shades.
Resturant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, Finland, 1949.
       
     
Resturant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, Finland, 1949.
Restaurant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, 1949. Custom-made variation of the model 1965 ceiling lamp with brass stem.
       
     
Restaurant Laulumiehet, Helsinki, 1949. Custom-made variation of the model 1965 ceiling lamp with brass stem.
Hahne´s Departement Store, Montclair, New Jersey, 1951. Monumental chandeliers by Tynell and Taito Oy.
       
     
Hahne´s Departement Store, Montclair, New Jersey, 1951. Monumental chandeliers by Tynell and Taito Oy.
Hahne´s Departement Store, Montclair, New Jersey, 1951. Monumental chandeliers by Tynell and Taito Oy.
       
     
Hahne´s Departement Store, Montclair, New Jersey, 1951. Monumental chandeliers by Tynell and Taito Oy.
Dining room with model no.9041 chandelier (Snowflake), featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Decoration Book, USA, 1956.
       
     
Dining room with model no.9041 chandelier (Snowflake), featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Decoration Book, USA, 1956.
Monumental chandelier by Tynell and Taito Oy, Pohjaslahti Church, Finland, architect Kauno Kallio, 1931. Image copyright Museovirasto.
       
     
Monumental chandelier by Tynell and Taito Oy, Pohjaslahti Church, Finland, architect Kauno Kallio, 1931. Image copyright Museovirasto.
Monumental chandeliers by Tynell and Taito Oy, Pohjaslahti Church, Finland, architect Kauno Kallio, 1931. Image copyright Museovirasto.
       
     
Monumental chandeliers by Tynell and Taito Oy, Pohjaslahti Church, Finland, architect Kauno Kallio, 1931. Image copyright Museovirasto.
Paavo Tynell teaching at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in Helsinki, c.1920s.
       
     
Paavo Tynell teaching at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in Helsinki, c.1920s.
Perforated brass wall lamps at the Restaurant Walhalla, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, 1949-1951. Interior architect Aulis Blomstedt.
       
     
Perforated brass wall lamps at the Restaurant Walhalla, Suomenlinna, Helsinki, 1949-1951. Interior architect Aulis Blomstedt.
Tin candelabra c.1930s by Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy.
       
     
Tin candelabra c.1930s by Paavo Tynell for Taito Oy.
Rovaniemi Church, lighting design by Paavo Tynell, 1950. Architect Bertel Liljequist.
       
     
Rovaniemi Church, lighting design by Paavo Tynell, 1950. Architect Bertel Liljequist.
Kytäjä Church, Finland, 1939, architect Väinä Vähäkallio. Perforated brass ceiling lights by Paavo Tynell and Taito Oy.
       
     
Kytäjä Church, Finland, 1939, architect Väinä Vähäkallio. Perforated brass ceiling lights by Paavo Tynell and Taito Oy.
Kytäjä Church, Finland, 1939, architect Väinä Vähäkallio. Perforated brass ceiling lights by Paavo Tynell and Taito Oy.
       
     
Kytäjä Church, Finland, 1939, architect Väinä Vähäkallio. Perforated brass ceiling lights by Paavo Tynell and Taito Oy.
Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki, upstairs restaurant, c.1949-1952, architect Erkki Huttunen. Tynell designed all lighting fixtures for the hotel and used also some standard Taito models.
       
     
Hotel Vaakuna, Helsinki, upstairs restaurant, c.1949-1952, architect Erkki Huttunen. Tynell designed all lighting fixtures for the hotel and used also some standard Taito models.
Hotel Vaakuna Restaurant, Helsinki, 1949. Image copyright by Hotelli ja Ravintolamuseo.
       
     
Hotel Vaakuna Restaurant, Helsinki, 1949. Image copyright by Hotelli ja Ravintolamuseo.
Detail of a ceiling lamp decoration with brass wire flowers. Originally custom-made for a restaurant interior, Finland, late 1950s, Taito Oy.
       
     
Detail of a ceiling lamp decoration with brass wire flowers. Originally custom-made for a restaurant interior, Finland, late 1950s, Taito Oy.
Arabia Ceramic Factory Museum, 1948. Custom-made ceiling lamp for the lobby, Taito Oy.
       
     
Arabia Ceramic Factory Museum, 1948. Custom-made ceiling lamp for the lobby, Taito Oy.
Sketch for a brass ceiling lamp with floral decoration and glass shades. Model unknown.
       
     
Sketch for a brass ceiling lamp with floral decoration and glass shades. Model unknown.
Lauttasaari Library, Helsinki, c.1953, architect J.S.Sirén. A rare table mounted version of model no.9227 table lamp in solid brass on the reception counter. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Lauttasaari Library, Helsinki, c.1953, architect J.S.Sirén. A rare table mounted version of model no.9227 table lamp in solid brass on the reception counter. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Lauttasaari Library, Reading Room, 1953-1954, architect J.S.Sirén. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Lauttasaari Library, Reading Room, 1953-1954, architect J.S.Sirén. Image copyright by Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Lauttasaari Library, Helsinki, c.1953, architect J.S.Sirén. A rare table mounted version of model no.9227 table lamp in solid brass on the reception counter. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Lauttasaari Library, Helsinki, c.1953, architect J.S.Sirén. A rare table mounted version of model no.9227 table lamp in solid brass on the reception counter. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Lauttasaari Library, Reading Hall, 1953-1954, architect J.S.Sirén. Lighting by Tynell and Taito-Idman. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
       
     
Lauttasaari Library, Reading Hall, 1953-1954, architect J.S.Sirén. Lighting by Tynell and Taito-Idman. Image copyright Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo.
Paper ad for Koru, art metal forging company in Helsinki, Finland, which was focused on manufacturing lamps and other metal objects, where Tynell worked for before starting his own company Taito.
       
     
Paper ad for Koru, art metal forging company in Helsinki, Finland, which was focused on manufacturing lamps and other metal objects, where Tynell worked for before starting his own company Taito.
Laune Church, Lahti, Finland, 1953 (completed 1958). Architect Erik Lindroos. Brass perforated wall sconces and perforated twin ceiling lights in copper by Paavo Tynell.
       
     
Laune Church, Lahti, Finland, 1953 (completed 1958). Architect Erik Lindroos. Brass perforated wall sconces and perforated twin ceiling lights in copper by Paavo Tynell.
Laune Church, Lahti, Finland, 1953 (completed 1958). Architect Erik Lindroos. Lighting design by Paavo Tynell. Image copyright by ELKA Archives.
       
     
Laune Church, Lahti, Finland, 1953 (completed 1958). Architect Erik Lindroos. Lighting design by Paavo Tynell. Image copyright by ELKA Archives.
Laune Church, Lahti, Finland, 1953 (completed 1958), architect Erik Lindroos. Perforated ceiling lights in copper by Tynell, which was a relatively unusual material for him to use instead of brass.
       
     
Laune Church, Lahti, Finland, 1953 (completed 1958), architect Erik Lindroos. Perforated ceiling lights in copper by Tynell, which was a relatively unusual material for him to use instead of brass.
View from the Finland House catalog, late 1940s, featuring model no.9602 ceiling lamp with opaline glass shades and brass floral decoration.
       
     
View from the Finland House catalog, late 1940s, featuring model no.9602 ceiling lamp with opaline glass shades and brass floral decoration.
Restaurant Pieksänhovi, Pieksämäki, Finland, early 1950s. Monumental opaline glass chandelier and other lighting by Taito Oy.
       
     
Restaurant Pieksänhovi, Pieksämäki, Finland, early 1950s. Monumental opaline glass chandelier and other lighting by Taito Oy.
Rare, possibly unique brass table lamp with leather wrapping, Taito Oy, late 1940s. Image copyright by the British Council of Industrial Design.
       
     
Rare, possibly unique brass table lamp with leather wrapping, Taito Oy, late 1940s. Image copyright by the British Council of Industrial Design.
Brass mounted ceiling lamp with four perforated shades and brass decoration, model no. CH/193, Taito Oy. Image copyright by the British Council of Industrial Design.
       
     
Brass mounted ceiling lamp with four perforated shades and brass decoration, model no. CH/193, Taito Oy. Image copyright by the British Council of Industrial Design.
Large mounted ceiling lamp panel of 79 lighting sources with brass wire spirals, Taito Oy, late 1940s. Image copyright by the British Council of Industrial Design.
       
     
Large mounted ceiling lamp panel of 79 lighting sources with brass wire spirals, Taito Oy, late 1940s. Image copyright by the British Council of Industrial Design.
Perforated brass counter balance ceiling lamp, model no.A1965, designed in 1948 for Taito Oy. Image copyright by the British Council of Industrial Design.
       
     
Perforated brass counter balance ceiling lamp, model no.A1965, designed in 1948 for Taito Oy. Image copyright by the British Council of Industrial Design.
Taito Oy magazine ad from late 1930s-early 1940s featuring an adjustable wall pendant light model no.1936. Private archives.
       
     
Taito Oy magazine ad from late 1930s-early 1940s featuring an adjustable wall pendant light model no.1936. Private archives.
Terminal building at Wichita Municipal Airport, 1954. Architects Glen H. Thomas and A. B. Harris. Copyright by the Howard Eastwood Collection.
       
     
Terminal building at Wichita Municipal Airport, 1954. Architects Glen H. Thomas and A. B. Harris. Copyright by the Howard Eastwood Collection.
Terminal building at Wichita Municipal Airport, 1954. Architects Glen H. Thomas and A. B. Harris. Copyright by the Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce.
       
     
Terminal building at Wichita Municipal Airport, 1954. Architects Glen H. Thomas and A. B. Harris. Copyright by the Archives of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce.
Idman catalog cover, 1953, the first catalog after Taito was acquired by Idman Oy. Officially the new company used name Idman, but in US Tynell´s were sold as Taito-products (Finland House) until 1957
       
     
Idman catalog cover, 1953, the first catalog after Taito was acquired by Idman Oy. Officially the new company used name Idman, but in US Tynell´s were sold as Taito-products (Finland House) until 1957
Restaurant SavonSeutu, Kangasniemi, c.1950. Joint mounted ceiling fixtures in brass and opaline glass by Taito Oy. Image copyright by ELKA Archives.
       
     
Restaurant SavonSeutu, Kangasniemi, c.1950. Joint mounted ceiling fixtures in brass and opaline glass by Taito Oy. Image copyright by ELKA Archives.
Restaurant SavonSeutu, Kangasniemi, c.1950. Joint mounted ceiling fixtures in brass and opaline glass by Taito Oy. Image copyright by ELKA Archives.
       
     
Restaurant SavonSeutu, Kangasniemi, c.1950. Joint mounted ceiling fixtures in brass and opaline glass by Taito Oy. Image copyright by ELKA Archives.
Wall sconce model no.9453 by Taito Oy. Material brass and opaline glass. Featured in Stockman Department Store´s sale catalog, 1951.
       
     
Wall sconce model no.9453 by Taito Oy. Material brass and opaline glass. Featured in Stockman Department Store´s sale catalog, 1951.
Taito Oy lamp catalog cover from 1929. Private collection.
       
     
Taito Oy lamp catalog cover from 1929. Private collection.
The Parliament House, Helsinki, 1926-1931, architect J.S.Sirén. Lighting was also designed by Sirén, but he worked closely with Tynell, whose company Taito manufactured all items. Postcard c.1930.
       
     
The Parliament House, Helsinki, 1926-1931, architect J.S.Sirén. Lighting was also designed by Sirén, but he worked closely with Tynell, whose company Taito manufactured all items. Postcard c.1930.
Brass perforated ceiling lamp, model no.9062, Taito Oy. Private archives.
       
     
Brass perforated ceiling lamp, model no.9062, Taito Oy. Private archives.
Product card of the model no.9202 table lamp by Finland House, New York, late 1940s.
       
     
Product card of the model no.9202 table lamp by Finland House, New York, late 1940s.
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