Paavo Tynell was a Finnish born industrial designer who specialised in lighting design. He started his career as a Tinsmith in Helsinki, developing quickly into a talented Blacksmith. Along with fellow designers, Tynell set up Taito AB in 1918, a metal working company producing industrial lighting and other metal objects for various industries. By 1930 the company decided to focus their efforts solely on industrial lighting, such was their expertise and reputation within this field. This led Tynell on a lifetime career of lighting design, eventually producing many iconic designs that last to this day, such as the 1935 Pendant Light, now produced by Danish interiors experts, Gubi.