Orkidea small vase Timo Sarpaneva, iittala Finland 1950s

Orkidea small vase Timo Sarpaneva, iittala Finland 1950s

Code: G107

Dimensions:

H: 16.5cm (6.5")

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Small Orkidea vase (orchid) designed by Timo Sarpaneva for iittala in 1954. Signed to base. 

Excellent used condition.

Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) was a leading Finnish glass designer who came to prominence in the early 1950s. He produced a wide range of designs for functional objects like glasses and candle sticks but is best known for his art glass where he focused on making beautific sculptural objects. He won the Grand Prix at the Milan Triannale in 1954 for the Orkidea vase design and his work is held in museum collections worldwide.