Stunning art glass by Timo Sarpaneva. The Orchid and the Kayak are glass creations for which Timo Sarpaneva was awarded The Grand Prize at the Triennale in Milan 1954, and The Orchid was by House Beautiful Magazine in the United States claimed to be "the most beautiful object in the world". Young designer Timo Sarpaneva got a lot of publicity and became instantly widely known soon after the Trieannale in 1954.
We have two different copies of the Orchid available. This one is actually from 1954, and is 27cm high and weighs 2,540kg. The other one is numbered 3568, and is 24,5cm high and weighs 1,750kg, and is sold in the previous square on this webbshop.
Size: 27cm x 9cm Weight: 2,540kg Condition: Very Good, minor normal wear Signature: TIMO SARPANEVA - IITTALA -54