Iittala Finland Flora pattern Salad Bowl designed by Oiva Toikka in the 1970s
A fantastic piece of Mid-Century Glassware.
This medium sized bowl is in excellent condition.
The pattern can be felt on both the inside and on the outside. A non-repeating pattern of stylized trees and flowers.
I believe these bowls were made by blowing the glass into a wooden mold.
Size: 20cm diameter x 10.5cm tall
Iittala Finland “dates back to 1881 when a glass factory was established in a village of the same name in southern Finland.”
“The breakthrough came in the early years of modernism and functionalism during the 1930s and 40s. At that time it was pioneers like Alvar Aalto, Aino Aalto and Kaj Franck who led the development of the Iittala brand. Their belief was that objects should always be designed with thought and make them available for everyone.”
The company is still operating and producing beautiful designs today. Goto https://www.iittala.com.au/about-us.html.
Oiva Toikka was responsible for the Birds, Kastehelmi and Flora ranges.
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