Martti Kankainen and Unto Suominen – Double vase, hand blown cut glass in blue, amber and clear, Nuutajarvi, 1968

Martti Kankainen and Unto Suominen for Nuutajarvi. Double vase, handblown cut glass in blue, amber and clear, 1968

Tapio Wirkkala, Vase, signed Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala 3221. Clear and brown-yellowish cased glass.

Tapio Wirkkala, Vase, signed Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala Clear and brown-yellowish cased glass.

Gunnel Nyman, happosigneerattu kuplalasimaljakko, Huutokauppa Helander

Gunnel Nyman, happosigneerattu kuplalasimaljakko, Huutokauppa Helander

Decanter, model 1500 "Kremlin Bells," by Kaj Franck | American Craft Council

Kaj Franck Kremlin Bells decanter, model Manufactured by Nuutajärvi-Notsjö, Finland. made / The Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Kaj Franck, Iittala Delicate Blown Glass Bowl Set Notsjo line 1950s blown rare "blueberry" color glass

Kaj Franck, Iittala : Delicate Blown Glass Bowl Set Notsjo line blown rare "blueberry" color glass

Pörriäinen 1309 Still, Nanny, Riihimäen Lasi

Pörriäinen 1309 Still, Nanny, Riihimäen Lasi

The names of Gunnel Nyman’s designs – Helminauha, Huntu, Ruusunlehti, Ovaali, Serpentiini, and many others – speak of a world of beauty and sensitive attention to detail and form. The plasticity of the thick glass she used, its sculptural qualities, harmony, delicate balance of light and proportion, and sheer intensity have rarely, if ever, been matched by any other designer in Finland.

The names of Gunnel Nyman’s designs – Helminauha, Huntu, Ruusunlehti, Ovaali…

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