I love this vase which is credited to Aimo Okkolin because it clearly represents modernist thinking: not simply the shapes of the time - like the atomic age - but a thinking process influenced by modernist idealism. And it does this without losing the essence of a vase - a beautiful thing to hold flowers!
It has the proportions of Okkolin’s early work and mirrors the fascination with the ‘ atomic age’ which influenced design in the 1950 and 60s.
Okkolin is a sculptor, as well as a glass artist. And you can see how his intimate and intricate work in crystal, created in the 1940s and 50s, like his Lighthouse, and Waterlily vases, is now reduced to volume and mass in this vase. Pure shape and outline. His work follows the likes of Henry Moor who explore volume and the abstract in their work during this period. ©️ScandinavianModern 2019