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NUUTAJARVI - FINLAND

The oldest factory of Nuutajärvi Glass was founded in 1793, and it is the oldest glass factory in Finland that is still in function. It was founded by the local manor owners, Jakob Wilhelm de Pont and Harald Furuhjelm who were granted to manufacture window glass and other glass products. Johan Agapetus Törngren bought the manor and glass factory in 1843. His son Adolf Törngren extended Nuutajärvi production strongly in the 1850s and for example hired Belgian and French experts to increase the quality of glass. He also restructured the factory site and other buildings to a uniform ensemble. Today Nuutajärvi factory site is still one of the most well-preserved industrial milieus in Finland representing the solid Neo-renaissance architecture style. The oldest buildings are the bell tower from the 18th century and the empire style manor house built in 1822. Worker huts have been built between 1860s and 1940s. Nowadays the factory produces famous Finnish art glass. For instance, the birds of Oiva Toikka are made in Nuutajärvi. Nuutajärvi Glass Village is a popular tourist attraction with over 100 000 visitors yearly. It provides restaurant, conference and accomodation services. Guided tours are also available. http://www.spottinghistory.com/view/276/nuutajarvi-glass-factory/

OIVA TOIKKA - Art Glassby SEAN68
in Art Glass
Vase, Heikki Orvola (Nuutajärvi Notsjö, ca. 1970) - Art Glassby austroh…
in Art Glass
NUUTAJARVI -FINLAND  - Art Glassby SEAN68
in Art Glass
NUUTAJARVI - FINLAND /THROWBACKWEEKEND  - Art Glassby SEAN68
in Art Glass
OIVA TOIKKA  - Art Glassby SEAN68
in Art Glass
NUUTAJAVRI NOTSJO-FINLAND  - Art Glassby SEAN68
in Art Glass
UNTO SUOMINEN  1931-2004 - Art Glassby SEAN68
in Art Glass
KAJ FRANCK FOR NUUTAJARVI - FINLAND - Tobaccianaby SEAN68
in Tobacciana
JAAKKO NIEMI FOR NUUTAJARVI NOTSJO - FINLAND  - Art Glassby SEAN68
in Art Glass
NUUTAJARVI -WARTSILA ,FINLAND - Art Glassby SEAN68
in Art Glass