Then there's Timo Sarpaneva's classic, the Finlandia gin bottle
Gin, Sue, or vodka? I ask as Finlandia vodka has a lovely smooth but patterned shape... in fact there's one in the bottom of my fridge at the moment!
I didn't realise that it was a Timo Sarpaneva design though... cool!
Edited to add, I went looking for a date for the Finlandia bottle design, and find it's by Tapio Wirkkala instead... those Finns are mighty confusing... I always mix them up too Sue.
On another forum
someone said, "Finlandia Vodka was first sold in 1970. The famous bottle was designed by Tapio Wirkkala and was produced from 1970 to 2000, when a new and to me not so good looking bottle was introduced. Maybe the original was too expensive to make." So it seems mine must be a later bottle, as I can't have had it since before the Millennium!
But then again, this is like mine:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0f/Finnischer_vodka.jpg/576px-Finnischer_vodka.jpg
Because it was bugging me and it's made of glass, I went searching and found the history of the Finlandia bottle designs here: http://finlandiapr.bfexternal.com/finlandia-fact-sheet
from where I deduce mine is the Hammered Ice design introduced in 1998.
Probably no-one else is that interested, but I've split this off for future reference, just in case anyone else asks in the future.