The Gubi table lamp 9205 designed by Paavo Tynell

First produced around 1950, the 9205 Table Lamp 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. A beautifully detailed fusion of crafted precision, classic proportions, and natural material, the 9205 Table Lamp exemplifies the attention to decorative detail and the delight in fine craftsmanship that Tynell brought to even the most simple-seeming forms. The Design lamp 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. Activated by a switch on top of the stem, the light in both versions presents a downward light and a warm, 360º glow. Similar to other Tynell designs, the 9205 Table Lamp is available with two shade options: the slightly smaller bamboo version, or the classic choice of canvas shade, which comes attached to a liner and manually fixed onto a wire frame. 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. This complex and demanding process results in a subtly appealing and highly tactile finish. A brass plate, screwed into the stem, keeps the shade in place.

Die Gubi Tischleuchte 9205 nach einem Design von Paavo Tynell