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9464 wall lamp, designed by the Finnish lighting designer Paavo Tynell, is a stunning example of turning illumination into art. The 9464 lamp features an elegant brass shade that directs the light both up and down – the downward light is softened by a white glass diffuser. The brass shade is decorated with perforated twin dots and notched edges, both typical for Tynell’s designs. Originally launched in the mid-20th century, the luminaire is part of the Paavo Tynell collection released in 2018 by the Danish design brand Gubi.

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Tynell 9464 wall lamp

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Material
Brass, glass
Width
19,5 cm
Depth
24,5 cm
Height
13,5 cm
Bulb base
E27
Light source
Max. 6-10W LED (not included)
IP rating
20
Protection class
II
Power supply
230 V
Nominal frequency
50 Hz
Certifications and labels
CE marked: tested and approved according to European standards
Plug
EU plug
Cable length
200 cm
Cable colour
Brass
Cable material
Textile
Weight
1,3 kg
Integrated switch
Yes
Dimmable
No

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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