Introduction
Timo Tapani Sarpaneva (31 October 1926 – 6 October 2006) was an influential Finnish designer, sculptor, and educator best known in the art world for innovative work in glass, which often merged attributes of display art objects with utilitarian designations. While glass remained his most commonly addressed medium, he worked with metal, wood, textiles, and porcelain (china). Sarpaneva has entered homes around the world through his industrial design of upscale, artistically conceived items, including cast-iron cookware and porcelain dinnerware. His work was among the key components that helped to launch Finland's reputation as a trailblazer of design.
Wikidata
Q2703990
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Introduction
Finnish designer worked for the iittala Glassworks, beginning 1950. Sarpaneva designed that company's logo in 1956. In 1962 he established his own independent design office and did work for a variety of companies.Throughout the 1950s and 1960s helped establish Scandinavia as a center for modern design. He created designs in wood, metal, and textiles for many domestic objects, but preferred to work with glass. Finnish glassmaker.
Nationalities
Finnish, Scandinavian
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Glassmaker, Glass-Maker, Designer, Glass Designer, Textile Designer, Sculptor
Name
Timo Sarpaneva
Ulan
500102782
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