Joe Cariati does beautiful glassware in beautiful colours. via The Contemporist

Arroyo this reminds me of the photos you were taking earlier this week Glass Vessels by Joe Cariati

Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-war design. The range of his work was immense, from plastic ketchup bottles and metalware to glass, ceramics and plywood in a range of styles to graphic art including the design of Finland's banknotes in 1955 to stoneware, jewelry, and furniture for mass production to individual sculptures in several media. Wirkkala earned honors in numerous international exhibitions.

Tapio Wirkkala was a multitalented design genius, widely considered a leading figure of modern Finnish industrial art.

Armi Ratia    The name Marimekko is a play on words, yet completely descriptive. Mari’ is an anagram of the first name of the company’s founder, Armi Ratia,while ‘mekko’ means ‘dress’ in Finnish.  For over 60 years, Marimekko has been creating some of the world’s most iconic patterns and products.

Armi Ratia The name Marimekko is a play on words, yet completely descriptive. Mari’ is an anagram of the first name of the company’s founder, Armi Ratia,while ‘mekko’ means ‘dress’ in Finnish.

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timo sarpaneva

Gunnel Nyman was born in Turku in 1909 and began studying furniture design at the predecessor of the modern University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1928. Her career stretched only 16 years, from her first designs for the Riihimäki glassworks in 1932 to her last for the Nuutajärvi glassworks in 1948.

Gunnel Nyman was born in Turku in 1909 and began studying furniture design at the predecessor of the modern University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1928. Her career stretched only 16 years, from her first designs for the Riihimäki glassworks in 1932 to her last for the Nuutajärvi glassworks in 1948.

Ristomatti Ratia, renowned Finnish designer and son of Armi Ratia, founder of Marimekko. Sweater by Ratia.

Ristomatti Ratia, renowned Finnish designer and son of Armi Ratia, founder of Marimekko

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