Timo Sarpaneva


Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) was a pivotal figure in Finnish design, renowned for his innovative approach to glass and textile design that positioned him at the forefront of the 20th-century Scandinavian design movement. His work, characterized by a deep appreciation for material and form, has made a lasting impact on design aesthetics and functionality. Among his most celebrated works are the iconic "i-Glass" series, which won him the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale in 1954, and his textiles that showcase his ability to blend traditional Finnish motifs with contemporary design principles. Sarpaneva's contributions to design extend beyond his creations, influencing generations of designers with his visionary approach to craftsmanship and aesthetics.