Glass Design from Finland, the Land of Forests and Lakes







Glass Design from Finland, the Land of Forests and Lakes

Last weekend we went to see the ongoing exhibition “Glass Design from Finland, the Land of Forests and Lakes” in Suntory Museum of Art at Roppongi Midtown. The exhibition runs until Sunday 20th January 2013, so if you are looking for something to do on a weekend afternoon, I can highly recommend paying a visit.

The exhibition showcases about 150 glassworks mostly from Nuutajarvi, Riihimaen lasi and Iittala featuring works from masters such as Alvar and Aino Aalto, Kaj Franck, Tapio Wirkkala, Timo Sarpaneva and Oiva Toikka. The purpose of the exhibition was to showcase “timeless design products”, and the beauty and simple aesthetics of everyday glass items from late 18th century until today.

Even though take photos is not allowed in the exhibition itself, it was nice that the organizers had created some areas where photographing is allowed. So here are a few shots that I managed to take – I hope you enjoy them.

I will be flying to Finland for Christmas and New Year`s in a few days, so next time I will be blogging after a long-awaited visit to sauna and a few plates of traditional Finnish Christmas foods. Can`t wait!


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