Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006), Iittala 1950-?

Timo Sarpaneva, Marcel vase, Iittala Finland

Timo Sarpaneva, Marcel vase, Iittala Finland

Timo Sarpaneva

Timo Sarpaneva

Timo Sarpaneva glass bottle by Iittala at Studio Schalling

Timo Sarpaneva glass bottle by Iittala at Studio Schalling

timo sarpaneva iittala glass decanters by jonnieeleven, via Flickr

timo sarpaneva iittala glass decanters by jonnieeleven, via Flickr

Timo Sarpaneva, Bowl, from the ‘Finlandia’ series for Iittalia, model no. 3374, c1968.

Timo Sarpaneva, Bowl, from the ‘Finlandia’ series for Iittalia, model no. 3374, c1968.

Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala Finland

Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala Finland

Novitas, Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala, Finland

Novitas, Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala, Finland

TIMO SARPANEVA, Archipelago candel holder, by Iittala, Finland, 1978. / ronbeckdesigns

TIMO SARPANEVA, Archipelago candel holder, by Iittala, Finland, 1978. / ronbeckdesigns

Venini glass vase by Timo Sarpaneva

Venini glass vase by Timo Sarpaneva

As the Iittala glassworks celebrates its 130th Anniversary, the Claritas collection by Professor Timo Sarpaneva (1926–2006) is being blown back into life – with all the unattainable colours, which Sarpaneva could only dream of in the 1980s, now glowing in statuesque forms. The Claritas collection was born at the Iittala glassworks in 1983. This happened in a workshop where new methods of mouth-blowing were being developed and new glass blowers trained. Timo Sarpaneva led the work, together…

As the Iittala glassworks celebrates its 130th Anniversary, the Claritas collection by Professor Timo Sarpaneva (1926–2006) is being blown back into life – with all the unattainable colours, which Sarpaneva could only dream of in the 1980s, now glowing in statuesque forms. The Claritas collection was born at the Iittala glassworks in 1983. This happened in a workshop where new methods of mouth-blowing were being developed and new glass blowers trained. Timo Sarpaneva led the work, together…

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