This mouth-blown object originally helped set the trend for essential glassware in the 1950s. Glass designer and decorative artist Göran Hongell was one of the pioneers of the Finnish glass tradition. With his mouth-blown glassware range Aarne, he won the gold medal in 1954 at the Triennale in Milan.
Frost by Front for Stelton. Stockholm 2013: Swedish studio Front has designed a collection of glassware with frosted bottoms for Danish brand Stelton. Inspired by ice forming on the outside of a window, Front has created an ice bucket, two glasses and a carafe with a rounded cork stopper. The simple vessels have curved translucent bases that gradate into clear glass halfway up.
Aino Aalto, wife of esteemed architect and glass designer Alvar Aalto, won the 1932 iittala-Karhula design competition in Finland and the gold prize at the Milan Triennale in 1936 for her functionalist glassware collection.