Best of Finnish art glass objects
Finland is renowned for it’s rich heritage within the field of glass art. Here’s a selection of beautiful objects from a bunch of Finnish glass lords:
1. Shapely vase
After many years of trial and error king of Finnish art glass Bo Hager managed to create this perfect vase for a single lupin. In the 1980s many families used it to keep spaghetti in, but this custom has mainly died out now.
2. Blizzard vase
The Blizzard vase was created in 1974 by young glass apprentice Markku Jalava, and was a total rip-off of all the other vases created at the time. Or maybe this is an original design by someone recognised? Either way, it can be used to store small loose objects, like car keys, memory sticks and loose change.
3. The Lettuce cradle
The most distinctive feature of the Lettuce cradle is it’s coloured base, which gets it colour from the fresh blood of the glass worker. Pretty awesome, huh?
The Genesis was created at a time when most families in Finland did not have the luxury of electric light, and thus was reliable on a pletora of small Ikea bought candles for being to able to read the Bible and surf the Internet at night. This was in 1992. A prime example of design that is both beautiful and practical.
5. The single candle
Most homes in Finland owns one of these. It doesn’t have a name and noone knows who is behind the original design, but it’s rumoured to actually be designed in Nazi Germany as a by-product of creating the Volkswagen.
Nonetheless a kick-ass candle holder beloved by millions which captures the very essence of Finnish glass design.