Posted 5 years ago
The SINIPARTA range (meaning Blue Beard in Finnish) was designed as a glass range for men: bold shapes, thick walls, masculine blue colour and a series of items which, apart from the vases -in 5 sizes- have a masculine use: cocktail and wine glasses, cigarette case and three sizes of ashtrays, decanters and cocktail shakers.
As a man I think it was a risky thing to do at the time because men were not the ones buying glassware nor ornaments for the house. So I think that just like Tamara Aladin was pioneering when she designed a brandy glass that could be handled by a woman's hand in 1959, Nanny Still was pioneering when she designed glassware for men in 1964.
The ones I have arethe cigarette case and the small ashtray (model 1225 in Riihimäen catalogue)