‘Snowflake’ ceiling light, a 1950 design by Finnish lighting designer Paavo Tynell for the firm Taito Oy. This example sold for €90,000 (£78,950) at Artcurial.

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A dozen lots of 50s and 60s models by Tynell were offered and all bar one sold. A version of the Snowflake ceiling light, a 1950 design for the firm Taito Oy, provided the top price of the sale on May 29 at €90,000 (£78,950).

The light, made of lacquered brass, metal and opaline glass furnished the Hotel Vaakuna in Helsinki before entering a private collection in the Finnish capital.


A detail of the ‘Snowflake’ ceiling light by Paavo Tynell that sold at Artcurial.