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Designer and artist Göran Hongell helped pioneer Finnish glass tradition with his mouthblown drinkware collection, Aarne. When introduced, Aarne won the 1954 Milan Triennale and set the trend for minimalist Scandinavian glassware. The iconic collection proved its timelessness by receiving the American Table Top Award in 1988. Aarne continues to be honored as part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The 2pc Aarne cordial is versatile enough for any formal or casual occasion. Each unique crystal Iittala shot glass is mouthblown out of clear glass. The sophisticated design features a solid base and sleek shape.
Göran Hongell (1902-1973) was an artist and glass designer considered one of the pioneers of Finnish glass tradition. After studying decorative painting, Hongell became the first designer hired by the Karhula-Iittala glass factory in 1932. His focus was updating traditional models in serial production. Hongell designed art objects and products for serial production all in a modern spirit. His most celebrated creation was Aarne. The collection features the first single-stage stemware glass. The innovative design earned the Gold Medal at Milan Triennale in 1954. Iittala revived the popular glassware series in 1981.
|Dimensions||Height: 7.4 cm, Diameter: 3.9 cm|
|Weight||60 g (without packaging)|