Timo Sarpaneva - Clear and green glass art-object "Pilleri", model 3599 - Iittala, Finland 1957


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 Sarpaneva's most commonly addressed medium, he worked with metal, wood, textiles, and porcelain (china).

His 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).


Mould formed, stick-blown clear and darkgreen art-object, model 3599.

Designed by famous Finnish artist Timo Sarpaneva around 1953 and executed by Iittala glassworks in 1957. Sometimes referred to as the "Pilleri" or "Pill" for obvious reasons.

This is a early example as mentioned before and it is fully marked underneath the base in diamondpen: Timo Sarpaneva - Iittala - 57 (1957).


Price including VAT: Sold

Iittala glassworks, Finland 1957

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