TIMO SCARPANEVA: A RETROSPECTIVE by Janet Kardon, Ulf Hård af Segerstad and David McFadden
Helsinki City Art Museum, 1994 First edition, 93 pp., 9 1/2" X 10" Softcover
Catalog for Scarpaneva's retrospective Exhibition at The American Craft Museum in New York, 1994.
was an influential Finnish designer, sculptor, and educator best known in the art world for innovative work in glass, which often merged attributes of display art objects with utilitarian designations. While glass remained his most commonly addressed medium, he worked with metal, wood, textiles, and porcelain (china). Sarpaneva has entered homes around the world through his industrial design of upscale, artistically conceived items, including cast-iron cookware and porcelain dinnerware. His work was among the key components that helped to launch Finland's reputation as a trailblazer of design.