Hope you had a good Xmas
My copy of Designlasin hintakirja 2005 came before the site went down. It is good & has info about how to read the pages and price guides in English at the back, but I have a few questions
It says it is deals with two companies Karhula-Nuutajarvi-Iittala & Riihimaen Lasi Inc. (pp385) when dealing with designers, it does not seem to state what period of the Karhula-Nuutajarvi-Iittala history they designed for â as they were all different companies at one time and the designers worked for some and not others, this is a slight problem for me. I mean I have a rough idea through other books, but âŠâŠ..
The Aalto section is treated differently, so the instructions on Aalto are flawless.
I take that with Still & Tynell, it is only Riihimaen we are talking about. Yet so many designs seem to be missing. Also it states that the main four designers were Still, Tynell, Okkolin, and Aladin. So why does it not give any info on Okkolin, and Aladin.
I bought âFinnish glass â Brochures from the 1950sâ and it has sections Karhula- Iittala and its designers, then Nuutajarvi Notsjo, then Riihimaki. It is good to have as a reference back up with Designlasin. I have ordered Brochures from 60s and 70s which should also be a great help along with the Millerâs A-Z
I know that Karhula merged with Iittala in 1915. I am always baffled when I see the Karhula name alone in the 1950s. At least I know itâs all one company and at least I know from Ivoâs book that Nuutajarvi Notsjo merged with Karhula-Iittala in 1985. So in the Designlasin, Saara Hopea is Nuutajarvi only as in Ivoâs book it states she only worked up until 1960 for that firm.
I suppose using the Miller A-Z and some other books I can scribble what factories in the Designlasin.
Now Kaj Franck is a bit difficult as he worked for Riihimaki mid 30s, Iittala 1946 to 60, Nuutajarvi 1950 to 73. I mean with no factory names against his pieces in the Designlasin it's a bit of a nightmare. Someone tell me I am reading the thing wrong!
Anyway: This is 16â high and looks like a Gullaskruf vase designed by Arthur Percy (see thread on forum and J Miller 2006 pp331 larger sized one). Any confirmationvase
Riihimaen by Tamara Aladin â Designlasin em no LOL â itâs the colour a red brown like a deep red cinnamon any confirmation on colour appreciatedvase