As often it's a random thriftstore find that leads me onto a path to discover a designer or a manufacturer that I never knew before. This time it was Eva Hidström (1930-). Today's #thriftbreak yielded a small enamel plate by the little known silver smith and jewellery designer Eva Hidström. Exquisite. A photo posted by … Continue reading Eva Hidström – enamel designer
Every month a large amount of Finnish design and art objects leave Finland and end up in the hands of foreign buyers. It is a business that has been going on for a number of years but one that has intensified with the pace of the ever growing global society. One man who has ventured … Continue reading The ones that got away
Awesome image of the day # 6 A caricature of some of the most famous furniture designers in the 50's in Finland. From left to right - Olavi Hänninen, Antti Nurmesniemi, Ilmari Tapiovaara, George Hiort af Ornäs and Olof Ottelin. It was drawn by Olof Ottelin in 1959.
The Holy Grail from Indiana Jones and the last crusade The grail used in the movie was created by Saul Nordqvist (1911- 2003) and Holger Granbäck (1927-1985) who made ceramic objects together for 38 years at the Savitorppa studio in Nurmijärvi. The production in the studio was relatively small scale and the first years were … Continue reading Known and unknown Finnish design in Hollywood movies
Scanned design I have been scanning old brochures, books and booklets during the year and they can all be seen on my web page. There's so much valuable info in them you wouldn't believe. Hours and hours of fun. Digg or Stumble if you like it.