Design by Goran Hongell, 1954.
The glass designer and decorative artist Göran Hongell was one of the pioneers of the Finnish glass tradition. With his mouth-blown glassware service Aarne, he won the gold medal in 1954 at the Triennale in Milan. This famed creation also set the trend for essential glassware in the 1950s, a trend that remains to this day. All Aarne glasses are sold in sets of 2.
Göran Hongell was one of the pioneers of the Finnish glass tradition, and Aarne is his most famous creation. A classic design object that embodies the timeless nature of clear glass.
The glass used in iittala glassware is high quality and optically very clear. It resists both chemical and mechanical wear well. Dishwasher safe.
Material(s): Mouth blown glass
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Designer: Göran Hongell
Born in Helsinki, Finland. Artist and glass designer Göran Hongell was one of the pioneers of Finnish glass tradition. Back in the 1930s, he presented a first version of what would become his most famous creation, the hand-blown glass series Aarne. In 1954, he won the gold medal at the Triennale in Milan with Aarne.View other products by Göran Hongell
In the early years of modernism and functionalism, during the 1930s and 40s, pioneers like Alvar Aalto and Kaj Franck led the development of the Iittala brand. Their belief was that objects should always be designed with a thought, essential and above all, available to all. It was their thinking that set the foundation for the Iittala design philosophy — to push the boundaries and to give people beauty and function.
Iittala strives to create icons that will last a lifetime. What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, now celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people's everyday lives. More than just beautiful objects, Iittala creates timeless designs that will never be thrown away.View other products from Iittala