The 9602 Floor Lamp, also known as “Chinese Hat” was designed by Paavo Tynell in 1935 for the Hotel Aulanko. Characterised by its elegant and airy lampshade and rattan-covered stem, the 9602 Floor Lamp shows the designer’s limitless imagination and unparalleled ability to create designs of enduring beauty. Adding a playful, exuberant quality to the top, balanced by the more static form of the base, the 9602 Floor Lamp is perfectly suited for creating a gentle ambient light in the domestic living room.
Shades in canvas or wicker willow. Brass coloured cord.
Height 152 cm Base Ø24 cm Shade H20 x Ø63 cm Cord 2 m Switch on pole
Light source 1 x E27 socket
Paavo Tynell (1890-1973) was a Finnish industrial designer specializing in lighting design. Paavo Tynell began his career in Helsinki at the beginning of the 20th century in a Finnish metal art forge company, Tynell qualified as a master craftsman in 1913. At the same time, he studied at Taideteollisuus Keskuskoulu (today the Helsinki University of industrial arts), where he eventually worked as a teacher.
In 1918, Paavo Tynell founded his own company Oy Taito Ab with Gösta Serlachius, Emil Wickström, Eric Ehrström and Frans Nykänen. Taito Oy began to focus more on lamps during the 1930s, with Paavo Tynell as chief designer and CEO.
In 1953, the majority of Oy Taito Ab was purchased by another Finnish lighting company, Idman Oy.Tynell continued to draw regularly for Idman until the early 1960s and the company continued to produce the most popular lamp ever designed by Tynell, a square-shaped "starry sky" ceiling lamp, until the late 1970s. Paavo Tynell lived permanently in Tuusula, Finland, where he eventually died in 1973.