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Aarne Crystal Champagne Glasses

Aarne Crystal Champagne Glasses

Göran Hongell, 1948

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Product Description

Aarne Crystal Champagne Glasses

With their clean, subtle lines, these glasses are a classic of tabletop design. The tapered lead-free crystal forms feature a signature weighted base for stability. Designed by Göran Hongell in 1948, the Aarne Crystal Champagne Glasses are represented in the Museum’s collection and have been displayed in several exhibitions. Made by Iittala. Set of two.

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History

Scandinavian Design

Scandinavian design became a major international influence in the mid twentieth century as it blended a strong history of hand craftsmanship, unpretentious form, and utilitarianism with the tenets of the modern movement. Favoring organic shapes and natural elements, new designers continue to carry on the tradition with light, user-friendly furniture and products.

History

Mid-Century Design

Following World War II, a number of factors combined to foster a new direction in home products and furniture. New materials, such as molded plywood and plastic, and advances in mass production techniques opened a world of design options. Through the efforts of companies like Herman Miller, their longtime design director George Nelson, and the influential team of Charles and Ray Eames, these new designs could be produced for a broad market. A new vocabulary of ergonomic form, versatile function, and synthetic material emerged—and some of the most beloved furniture of the century was created.

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Product Specs

Type Modern Entertaining
Made In Finland
Size 6.5"h, 6.5 oz.
Materials Lead-Free Crystal
Featured Design Classics , In the MoMA Collection
Designer Göran Hongell
Date 1948
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