Timo Sarpaneva (Helsinki, Finland 1926 – Helsinki, Finland 2006) was an influential Finnish designer, sculptor, and educator best known in the art world for innovative work in glass.
While glass remained his most commonly addressed medium, he worked with metal, wood, textiles, and porcelain (china).
Sarpaneva's work was among the key components that helped to launch Finland's reputation as a trailblazer of design.
Recipient of many rewards, among others: The Luning prize (1956), Grand Prix Triennale di Milan (1954, 1957) and Gold medal, Concorso Internazionale della Ceramica d'Arte Contemporanea, Faenza (1976).
Large blue and white opal, turned-mould blown, base cut glass art-object "Blues", model 32567.
Designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1985 and executed in the same year by Iittala glasswork in Finland.
This art-object is fully signed in diamondpen: Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala. part of a limited edition of 1985 pieces, numbered: 15/1985. Still bears the original Iittala label.
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