This vase by Gunvor Olin-Gronqvist captures the essence of so much Scandinavian craft. Designing for Arabia, her work captures the flora of her homeland. The bisque vase is a perfect marrying of medium and her work. The deep matt of the clay accentuates the clarity of her beautiful illustrations. Her work represents nature realistically, rather than the abstract representations produced by many of her contemporaries. I think her natural representations are life affirming rather than cloying, or purely nostalgic. Magical.
A VERY STYLISH MID CENTURY MODERN EMBOSSED CREAM BISQUE VASE MADE IN FINLAND BY ARABIA AND DESIGNED BY GUNVOR OLIN-GRONQVIST (1928-2005) - STANDS 14.5 CM HIGH X 10.7 CM WIDE