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Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006)

Professor Timo Sarpaneva has long been one of Finnish design's most prominent figures worldwide.
In addition to timeless, stylistically- subdued utility glass, he is also known for his impressive and ambitious unique works.
Sarpaneva was a master of many fields and a materials expert: his output extends from utility and art glass to stainless steel, textiles and graphics.
Timo Sarpaneva is one of the representative industrial designers and sculptors of Finland. Recipient of many honors including Honorary membership of ORNAMO, the Finnish Association of Designers; Academico de Honor Extranjero, Academia di Diseno, University of Mexico City; Honorary Doctor of University of Art and Design, Helsinki; Honorary Doctor of Royal College of Arts, London; the Order of the Finnish Lion. Numerous international awards he has won include the Grands Prix of art glass collection and exhibition archi- tecture of the Triennale di Milano; Eurostar in Vienna, the Ambiente gift wrapping and production method award of the European Packaging Federation; and the Suomi Award, Helsinki.

Information, reference book: Kaj Kalin: "Sarpaneva"

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