Finnish Design items for Klaus K Market!
HOW FINNISH DESIGN GLASS TURNED FROM COOL TO HOT.
Grapponia glassware, inspired by waterdrops, was created by designer Nanny Still. The design was manufactured during 1967-1975 by Riihmäen Lasi. The waterdrop motif became a classic theme in 1970s Finnish glass. Today the original glassware is popular collectors´ item all over the world.
In 2012 the spirit of Grapponia was reincarnated as a design candle by Aihio.
Aihio is a collection of iconic Finnish glassware design that has been hand cast upside down as candles. Aihio in Finnish means an object which is transformed by evolution in design. Form follows function, a new function leads to a repurposed design. Reborn candles are based on original designs by the Riihimäki glass factory from various designers between 1910–1976. Aihio pays homage to the timeless design of the Finnish masters. Great designers worked for the Riihimäki factory before it closed in 1976: Nanny Still, Aino & Alvar Aalto, Helena Tynell, Tapio Wirkkala, Tamara Aladin and Erkkitapio Siiroinen, to name a few. The end of an era always creates the possibility for a new beginning – a comback. Aihio enlivens the legacy of timeless designs with a new refreshing twist – Finnish design glass has turned from cool to hot.
Relight the newborn design classic – enjoy the still flame.