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Offline Pinkspoons

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Muurla / Kauko Makinen
« on: July 26, 2007, 02:42:41 PM »
Recently acquired a wall-mounted candleholder, labeled for Muurla and signed "Kauko Makinen" - but I've Googled the name and all I can come up with an apparently ground-breaking Finnish dentist/biochemist. Any clues?

Having a little trouble getting a photograph set up, as it's an awkward shape/design to capture - so bear with me on that front.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Muurla / Kauko Makinen
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2007, 03:00:10 PM »
Nic, have you had a look on designlasi.com?  They've got an English site button now too :-)

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Re: Muurla / Kauko Makinen
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2007, 03:08:32 PM »
Just had a look, and they don't seem to cover Muurla. No mention of the designer or the pattern on Muurla's current site either.

It may be worth contacting them directly once I get an image sorted, though. :)

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Re: Muurla / Kauko Makinen
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2007, 03:52:18 PM »
It seems the designers (2000-2004) are Ristomatti Ratia, Johanna Oras and Tommy Tabermann.
Kauko Makinen is not mentioned in the "Finnish Glass Lives" book which has all the designers & glassmakers.
maybe their website will reveal more: www.muurlanlasi.com
good luck

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Re: Muurla / Kauko Makinen
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2007, 06:12:57 PM »
The Muurla website was the first place I looked, but no luck there, unfortunately.  :-\

 

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