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Helena Tynell Ceiling Light or Wall Light
Materials: Amber coloured crystal glass. Gold painted metal. Porcelain socket.
Height: 23 cm / 9.05”
Width: 15 cm / 5.90”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 60 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.
Designer: Helena Tynell (1918-2016).
Manufacturer: Glashütte Limburg, Glashüttenweg 1, 65549 Limburg an der Lahn, Germany.
Other versions: Made in several sizes and models. These bubble lamps were made as pedant light, table lamp, wall lamp, floor lamp and ceiling light.
Glashütte Limburg was founded in 1946. Today Glashütte Limburg is a member of the Bega group. The company still exists and they make beautiful (industrial) lighting. The name Glashütte Limburg is no longer in use since 2017. Bega was founded in 1945 by goldsmith and steel engraver Heinrich Gartenbrink.
Hellin Helena Tynell, born as Helena Turpeinen on December 10, 1918 in Äänekoski, Finland. She died January 18, 2016 in Tuusula, also in Finland.
Tynell graduated in 1943 from the Central School of Arts and Crafts (Taideteollisuuskeskuskoulu) in Helsinki.
Between 1943-46 she worked with ceramics design in Arabia Oy.
Parallel to this, and until 1953, she also worked with lighting at Taito Oy. Between 1946 and 1976, she was one of the most influential designers in the Riihimäki Lasi – Riihimaen Lasi Oy glass factory.
Tynell also freelanced for companies as Flygsfors glassworks, Bega Leuchten and Glashütte Limburg both in Germany and Fostoria Glass in the United States.
She was married to the famous designer Paavo Tynell (1890-1973).
Often said that she designed these lamps together with Heinrich-Johannes Gantenbrink, but he and his family are the owners of the Glashütte Limburg company.
Riihimaen Lasi Oy – Riihimaki Glass “Pala” vases by Helena Tynell