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  • Provenance

    Wivex Restaurant, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, 1946
    Private collection, Finland
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2013

  • Literature

    Finland House Lighting: Harmony in Lighting for Harmony in Living, Original Designs by Paavo Tynell, sales catalogue, New York, n.p. for a five-armed example of the model
    Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., Decorative Art 30s and 40s, Cologne, 2000, p. 534 for a five-armed example of the model
    Marianne Aav, Eeva Viljanen, Paavo Tynell ja Taito Oy, exh. cat., Design Museum, Helsinki, 2005, p. 96 for a five-armed example of the model

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Rare ‘Wivex’ four-armed wall light, designed for the Wivex Restaurant, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

1946
Brass, perforated brass, painted metal.
83.5 x 41.5 x 20 cm (32 7/8 x 16 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
Manufactured by Taito Oy, Finland. Side impressed with manufacturer's mark MADE IN FINLAND/TAITO.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £27,500

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Nordic Masters

London Auction 21 September 2016