Posted 7 years ago
It's been a long time since I last posted any design by Nanny Still, one of my favourite glass designers.
Collecting Nanny Still's designs has become quite trendy in the last years, which has made prices increase too much. It really is sad to say, but this is one of the clearest cases of overvalued stuff in the hands of glass dealers and others who think they can make an amazing amount of money out of selling single pieces of glass... in many cases simple industrial glass, as it hapens with any Grapponia item reaching ridiculously high prices. Of course, it's been a long time since I bought my latest NS item. I love her designs, but I don't want to be the losing part of somebody else's schemes...
MAJAKKA is the Finnish word for lighthouse, and so this tall glas item looks like a lighthouse with an spreading glow of red light on top... This design came in tree sizes (standing 34, 44 and 54 cm. Tall -mine is the smallest one -34 cm. tall- and yet is quite impressive!). Its shade also came in three colours: clear, red and an orangish shade of yellow.
Nanny Still designed this in 1975, a time when Riihimäki Lasi was suffering from the petroleum crisis in 1973. In fact, blown glass production was discontinued in 1976.
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I know you all like my pics and I've always told you they've gort some photoshop on them. So I've decided to add the original photo this time.
As you can see my backgrounds look always kind of gray... that's due to a poor lighting, so I use a couple of filters to make the background look whiter, add a little contrast and saturation... and as for the top of the pic, there's always a fading from white into transpaent and the silhouette the item, so I can emphasize the top part of the item...
I'm not rebessin, who makes amazing pics... I wish!!! But as a graphic designer (or ex-graphic designer) I've got the means to make mine look a bit better ;)