A famous design, this bowl is know as the hauen leuat bowl (which translates at Pike Jaws). It was designed by Kaj Franck at iittala, Finland in the 1940s and is an example of Finnish modernism from its most pioneering decade.
The bowl is in excellent used condition and is signed to the base.
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Kaj Franck (1911-89) was one of Finland's leading post-war designers bringing together beauty and fuction in everyday objets 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 Nuutajarvi Notsjo. He was a Professor at the Helsinki School of Art and Design and exhibied worldwide.
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