GUBI A-1965 PENDANT LAMP, BRASS BASE. | PAAVO TYNELL
Paavo Tynell designed the A1965 pendant originally in 1948 for New York’s Finland House, an ambitious project of showcasing Finnish design in America. The A1965 pendant features a large, beautifully shaped metal shade that provides a warm light, softened by the frosted glass diffuser.
The shade is decorated with triangular perforation pattern that gives a vivid sparkle also for the outer surface of the lamp. Due to the counterweighted suspension mechanism, the height of the A1965 lamp is adjustable. The luminaire is part of the Paavo Tynell collection released in 2018 by the Danish design brand Gubi.
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.