Posted 5 years ago
A Jorma Vennola, Iittala block/paperweight called 'Saunanaiset' or 'Sauna Ladies'. Introduced in 1978 and produced for a few years. It is not signed but bears an i-series sticker fortunately. I found it in an op shop here in Sydney two days ago.
The three nude wonen are in a sauna room .... the lady who sold it was a bit taken aback by the nudity. The nipples are highly defined.
Jorma Vennola was born in Helsinki in 1943 in Helsinki. He began his career in the USA as a toy designer but has worked mainly as an industrial designer of farm equipment. For Iittala he designed a few of these paperweights.
Length: 13cm (5”)
Height: 8cm (3.2”)
Width: 3cm (1.2”)