Highball Glass / Set of 2
Göran Hongell for Iittala 1948
Capacity: 35 cl / H 14.6cm
Permanent Collection: The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Awards: Milan Triennale 1954, Gold Medal, American Table Top Award 1988
Glass designer and decorative artist Göran Hongell was one of the pioneers of the Finnish glass tradition. With his mouth-blown glassware range Aarne, he helped set the trend for essential glassware in the 1950s. The series was part of Artek’s glassware exhibition in 1951. To mark Iittala’s 100th Glassware Anniversary in 1981, Aarne was brought back in production with additional glasses for champagne and whisky.