With a shade that is aptly referred to as the “Kypara” which means “helmet” in Finnish, the 9209 Table Lamp from GUBI boasts a uniquely formed shade made of spun brass that resembles a helmet in shape and form. The shade is skilfully held in place by a curved brass arm and is adorned with triangular perforations, a signature decorative element meticulously achieved by Paavo Tynell’s expert precision and specialised punch tool.
The perforations provide a beautiful star-like sparkle and create a soft, textured glow as they direct the light downwards. Illuminate your space with this stunning art piece that exudes functionality and elegance.
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 1965 Pendant Light, now produced by Danish interiors experts, Gubi.