Gubi 9205 Table Lamp
First produced around 1950, the 9205 is a classic, almost archetypal, table lamp with an unmistakable Tynell aesthetic. Elegant and slender, the lamp’s apparently simple form conceals an extraordinary degree of craftsmanship and highly skilled hand-making.
The canvas model's shade is constructed by attaching the fabric to a liner, which is then manually fixed onto a wire frame, while the bamboo is made from a series of slats first sewn together by hand to form a pleated mat before being connected to the liner and frame a contemporary update to the ryegrass cane used in Taito’s original model.
The stem is milled with a rattan-like pattern, created by a metalsmith using a lathe with great precision and attention to detail to mimic the effect of a series of overlapping strips. A brass plate, screwed into the stem, keeps the shade in place.
Originally crafted circa 1950, the 9205 stands as a timeless table lamp, bearing the unmistakable Tynell aesthetic. Its elegance and sleekness embody an aura of simplicity, yet beneath this unassuming façade lies a masterful display of craftsmanship.
Lightbulb Socket:EU – 2 x E27 (Bulb not included)
Lumen Watt Recommended:470 Lumen (~ 4W-6W LED)
- Size Description
Lamp Height:58 cm
Lamp Stand:Ø14 x 58 cm
Shade Dimension:Ø31 x 21cm
Cord Length:200 cm
Lighting designer Paavo Tynell, “the man who illuminated Finland,” was one of the founders and chief designer of Taito Oy—the first industrial producer of lighting fixtures in Finland. With the innovation of electricity, Taito Oy and Tynell expanded the thinking and manufacturing of modern lighting solutions in Europe and abroad. His lighting designs varied from sconces, to desk and pendant lamps, to chandeliers. A master craftsmen himself, Tynell’s elegant brass designs were derivative of a traditional aesthetic with a modern sensibility. He also collaborated with some of the most celebrated Finnish architects of his day, such as Alvar Aalto and Eero Saarinen, working with them to incorporate artificial lighting into their modern environments. He is also known for his lighting design for the UN Secretary General’s office in New York.