Timo Sarpaneva designed the beautiful Nardus vase in 1968 for Iittala. The distinctive surface structure of the vase beautifully plays with light and shadow offers a stunning vessel for beautiful single roses. The organic shape of the Nardus vase also works great as an art glass object.
Material: Glass Colour: Clear Height: 23 cm Diameter: 9 cm
Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) was a Finnish designer who contributed to making Finnish design well-known in the world. He graduated from the Institute for Industrial Arts (the forerunner of the University of Arts and Design Helsinki) in 1948. Even though he was trained as a graphic designer, he spent the majority of his life working as an industrial designer.
Functionality and enduring design are in the core of the design philosophy of the Finnish glassware company Iiittala. Founded in 1881, Iittala started as a glass manufacturer, and today, glass and art glass are still an essential part of its heritage. Perhaps the most famous singular object of Finnish design, the Aalto vase, was designed for Iittala in 1936 by Alvar Aalto.