Paavo Tynell, lights of the North & Brazilian Design

On Tuesday, September 12th, to coincide with Paris Design Week, of which Artcurial is a partner, the auctions house will be marking the start of the Design season with two auctions: one in tribute to the Finnish designer Paavo Tynell and the second devoted to Brazilian Design.


Paavo TYNELL (1890-1973) - Deux lampadaires mod. 9619 - circa 1950  Base en fonte recouverte de laiton, fût en laiton partiellement gaine de cuir cognac, diffuseur en laiton ajouré  Edition Taito Oy - Estampille de l’éditeur  178 × 53 × 20 cm  Estimation : 20 000 - 30 000 € chacun 
Paavo Tynell (1890-1973)  
Two brass and leather mod.9619 floor lamps for Taito Oy – circa 1950
70.07 × 20.86 × 7.87 in.
Estimate: €20,000 - 30,000 each

Paavo Tynell, Lights of the North
For the first time, the Design department will present a sale dedicated entirely to the Finnish designer Paavo Tynell, considered to be the master of Scandinavian lighting.


The auction will feature around twenty of his most emblematic creations, including the iconic Snowflake suspension lamp, made from 48 large snowflakes in the 1940s and estimated €100,000 - 150,000. A similar model presented by Artcurial exceeded its estimate by more than three times at the Scandinavian Design sale on November 25th, 2021. Artcurial also holds the world record for a work by this artist since the auction on July 2nd, 2020, when a Snowflake suspension lamp fetched €356,000.


Among the other highlights there are two floor lamps mod. 9619 from the 1950s, each estimated €20,000 - 30,000, and a rare mod. A1965, estimated €25,000 - 35,000.








Carlo HAUNER & Martin EISLER (1913-1977 & 1927-1997)  Fauteuil dit « Reversivel » - circa 1950  Piètement et structure en métal laqué noir, assise et dossier recouvert de tissu jaune  Édition Forma Moveis   68 × 108 × 74 cm  Estimation : 6 000 - 8 000 € 
Carlo Hauner (1913-1977)
& Martin Eisler (1927-1997) 
“Reversivel” armchair,circa 1950
Legs and frame in black lacquered metal, seat and back covered in yellow fabric
Edition Forma Moveis
26,78 × 42,52 × 29,13 in.
Estimate: €6,000 - 8,000 

Brazilian Design
One year on from its first Brazilian Design auction, which raised €1.6M in September 2022 and set 4 new world records, Artcurial's Design department is once again putting Brazil in the spotlight for this second edition. Featuring around one hundred lots, the sale will feature pieces by the most emblematic Brazilian designers from the 20th century.


Among them will be a rare coffee table by Joaquim Tenreiro, estimated €30,000 - 40,000, distinguished by the purity of its lines. Made from a single piece of furniture, it testifies the exceptional ingenuity of this emblematic craftsman of the modern period in Brazil. It will be accompanied by a rare table by José Zanine Caldas, estimated €40,000 - 60,000, and an armchair by Carlo Hauner & Martin Eisler, estimated €6,000 - 8,000. 



6 September, 11am-6pm
7 September, 11am-6pm
8 September, 11am-6pm
9 September, 11am-6pm
11 September, 11am-6pm
12 September, 11am-2pm


Brazilian Design
Tuesday, September 12th - 6pm


Paavo Tynell, Light of the North
Tuesday, September 12th - 8pm


Eliette Robinot
Tél. +33 1 42 99 16 24