The Tynell 1965 pendant is one of Finnish lighting designer Paavo Tynell’s classic luminaires from 1948, relaunched by the Danish brand Gubi in 2018. For Finnish Design Shop’s anniversary collection, the pendant is clad in a new greenish grey hue called silk grey. Typical of Tynell, the softly curved metal shade of the pendant is decorated with a triangular perforation pattern, giving the surface a vivid sparkle. Due to the frosted glass diffuser, Tynell 1965 emits a soft, glare-free light.

Finnish Design Shop’s 15th anniversary collection consists of special editions of our bestseller products as well as brand new designs created specifically for the collection. All designs in the collection have had a particular meaning on Finnish Design Shop’s journey and are united by timelessness, high quality and carefully chosen harmonious, natural hues.

The FDS 15 Years collection is only available for a limited time.


Tynell 1965 pendant, FDS 15 Years, silk grey



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Painted aluminium, brass, glass
Silk grey
46 cm
26 cm
Bulb base
Light source
3 x 6-10W LED (not included)
IP rating
Protection class
230 V
Nominal frequency
50 Hz
Certifications and labels
CE marked: tested and approved according to European standards
Cable length
380 cm
Cable colour
Cable material
3,3 kg
Yes, if connected to a dimmer switch and used with a dimmable light bulb.

Paavo Tynell

Paavo Tynell (1890-1973) is one of the best-known Finnish lighting designers, and his work has had a great influence on modern lighting design also internationally. Tynell started his career as a blacksmith and studied at the Helsinki University of Industrial Arts, where he continued as a teacher. In 1918, Tynell co-founded the metalwork and lighting company Oy Taito Ab, and worked as the company’s CEO and chief designer until 1953. In the 1930s and 1940s he designed lighting for various public spaces, such as Helsinki’s Parliament House and the office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Tynell’s designs merge together simple and decorative shapes as well as sculptural and natural elements. The lamps are often made of brass and decorated with perforated patterns. Tynell collaborated with notable Finnish architects including Alvar Aalto, and participated in the lighting design of Aalto’s buildings such as the Paimio Sanatorium, Helsinki’s Savoy Restaurant and Viipuri Library. He also gained success in America, where his customers included private homes, lighting manufacturers and New York’s Finland House. During his career Tynell was awarded at the 1929 Barcelona World Fair and 1933 Milan Triennale, and in 1951 he received the first prize at the Good Design Awards.

Today, Tynell’s original designs are collector’s items that reach high prices in auctions. In 2018, the Danish design brand Gubi relaunched a long-awaited collection of Tynell’s designs.

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