Timo Sarpaneva

Product 2: Orkidea-vase
© Iittala / Timo Sarpaneva
Producer: Iittala
Designer Timo Sarpaneva
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Economic field: Interior design

Part of/ linked to greater unity/ why this product: The classic pieces of the Finnish glass design were created during the functional and modern era. These became, and still are, so popular that many objects, even though originally handicraft production, have later been produced on industrial scale. This is a good example how good design add value to handicraft products, increasing demand up to creating need for industrial production.

Orkidea, however, is craft made

Information about the product:
- Period the item is from: 1954
- Usage: case, scupture
- History : In 1954 the Orkidea vase received the Grand Prix prize at the Milano Triennale. The same year, in the USA, it was chosen the most beautiful object in the world.Orkidea was originally meant to be a glass sculpture, but it can also be used as a vase for an orchid.

Knowhow, skills, working methods used: Chrystal glass, stick-air blown (?) and sanded

Producer information
- Turn over: Iittala 189,8 million euros in 2006
- Number of employees: N/A

Reference: http://www.designlasi.com/content/orkidea-3568-sarpaneva-timo