Large Vase Orkidea by Timo Sarpaneva for Iitalla, 1957
This large clear glass orchid vase was designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1953 for Iittala, Finland.
Timo Sarpaneva was an influential Finnish designer and sculptor, best known in the art world for innovative work in glass.
Sarpaneva’s first international recognition in glass work came with a Grand Prix from the Milan Triennale in 1954 that included Sarpaneva’s series Orkidea (Orchid), Kajakki (Kayak), and Lansetti (Lancet) adopted for production by Iittala.
He said of his favorite material:
Glass is very mysterious. It’s changing all the time. That’s what makes it magical. It released me from the conventional and the three-dimensional. It opened its deepest reaches to me and took me on a journey to a fourth dimension. I understood the opportunities that clear, transparent glass gives to an artist and designer.
This vase Okidea is in very good condition with the etched signature on the bottom. It is produced in 1957 and no longer published. This large vase is rare and hard to find.
Height: 31 cm
Width: 8 cm
Depth: 8 cm