Kaj Franck early soda glass vase iittala Finland c1947

Kaj Franck early soda glass vase iittala Finland c1947

Code: G391


H: 15cm (5.9")


Kaj Franck early sculptural soda glass vase with twisted design and internal bubbles. Designed for iittala, Finland c1947. Signed to the base Kaj Franck iittala. 

An important early piece of modern Finnish glass design by Franck. One of his earliest pieces. He started designing for iittala in 1946 when he was a joint winner of their annual design prize with Tapio Wirkkala. He left to join the competitor glass factory Nuutajärvi Notsjö in 1951 so this piece dates to the late 1940s. Wirkkala also experimented with soda glass pieces with bubbles in the late 1940s.

Excellent used condition.

Kaj Franck (1911-89) was one of Finland's leading post-war designers bringing together beauty and function in everyday objects and interior design. An industrial designer in the fullest sense, he designed many objects for everyday use from ceramics to glass to cutlery that he wanted to be accessible to all. He was also prolific in designing art glass for factories such as iittala and Nuutajärvi Notsjö. He was a Professor at the Helsinki School of Art and Design and exhibited worldwide.