Thanks Glen for the information on the early periods. There are reproduced catalogues I can buy that cover that early time period on the website I mentioned, but it's good to know you are so knowledgeable I won't have to buy any LOL. The early period is of interest to me I never realised they produced items such as this for a while http://koti.mbnet.fi/jost/riihi02.htm
Thanks Robbo - I believe what you say is well documented, yet my catalogue of 1950s brochures shows boxed gift items with a K-I logo & â€˜Karhula Iittalaâ€™ as late as 1956 -9. I believe they must have continued to use the Karhula name for giftware if not the factory itself. I think this has been covered in another thread?
Reference - recent book of brochures I boughtpage 25 Suomalaista Lasia 1950s
Thanks Ivo - Yep I gathered that LOL - can you recommend any books that cover these other designers, in fact all the Riihimaen designers I mention above. Also what about the stuff attributed to Still and Tynell (see my pics) is it true to say that because they are not in the Designlasin they are not by these designers, so many book and web resources seem to get it wrong as Max has pointed out on many an occasion?
Max the same questions go out to you (in the sense I really respect your opinion)
I am sorry I misinterpreted your statement
where are you getting the information that Tamara Aladin designed
; I thought you were having a joke, when you were actually talking about the picture shown in the URL below. I should have realised you are a lover of all Riihimaen - please accept my apologies, I got it was designed by Aladin from every Miller book I own, I think I should throw these away now.
Do you know who designed it and what do you think about the cinnamon colour?
You are right Tiimalasi is on page 234
I can see with such small pictures, I will need to learn to study next to good photos of the real thing if possible
I also realise that even up to date price guides and books are giving wrong attributions on Riihimaen, there must be a few designs out there still needing a designer attribution?
Thanks everyone for contributing to a vibrant thread, you really helped me - I am afraid I may still need to ask questions as the way the Designlasin does not give designer date ranges for Karhula-Nuutajarvi-Iittala is sure to confuse me when I am out buying - I have however worked out a lot using Ivo's A-Z. Its excellent dates give a good indication along side each designers work. I am even getting a better handle on Kaj Franck who hopped around from Riihimaki mid 30s to Iittala 1946 to 60, Nuutajarvi 1950 to 73