The GUBI x Pierre Frey 9602 Special Edition is a captivating take on Paavo Tynell’s 9602 floor lamp. Released in 2023, the special edition features a hand-pleated fabric lampshade adorned with the dreamy pattern “Le Jardin de Palais” from the Parisian textile house Maison Pierre Frey. The romantic design depicts a lush Persian palace garden with wild animals and abundant fruit trees.
The Tynell 9602 floor lamp was created by Finnish lighting designer Paavo Tynell, who designed this delicate masterpiece back in 1935 for the Hotel Aulanko in Hämeenlinna. The 9602 lamp, also known as the Chinese Hat, features a wide, conical fabric shade inspired by traditional Asian sun hats, and a slender rattan-covered stem, elegantly complemented by brass accents on the base as well as on top of the lampshade. The 9602 lamp exudes a gentle and invitingly warm light, showcasing Tynell’s remarkable ability to play with the artistic dimensions of light and balance various elements harmoniously.
Originally produced by the Finnish company Oy Taito Ab, the luminaire is now part of the Paavo Tynell collection under the Danish design brand GUBI.