Posted 8 months ago
A couple of weeks ago I came across this at Vinnies on the way to see my father at the nursing home. There are a couple of people who like this series and it is for them that I have put it up on CW. Enjoy Amber and Sean! This is the biggest size in this series - the eight ring!
Timo Sarpaneva: Festivo Candleholder Iittala, Finland.
"The super modern Festivo serries was designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1966 for Iittala, Finland. A classic in the history of design!
Born in 1926 in Helsinki. Sarpaneva is one of the great personalities responsible for the world reputation of Finnish design since the 1950s. He is a master of materials as glass, porcelain, cast iron and textile as well as graphic art. Timo Sarpaneva designed the current Iittala trademark for his glass collection called I-line (I-linja) in 1956, for which he received one of his Grand Prix in Milan the following year. He has been honoured with innumerable awards and acknowledgements. Sarpaneva is Doctor HC of the Royal College of Art in London and the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and Academician HC of the University of Mexico. His work can be seen in art and design museums throughout the world."