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Birds by Matti Klenell



For Iittala, the Swedish designer Matti Klenell sign this collection of 10 small glass containers in forms of stylized birds.

"Klenell HAS designed two bird families for Iittala: the Harakka (Magpie) family and the Korpi (Deep Forest) family, both, with two generations of members Both families-have five members - Mommy, Daddy, Brother, Little Sister, and Baby -. Each With Their own distinctive character and Their own story to tell.

His Birds by Klenell collection is a celebration of technical glass and color. The black-and-white family Harakka combined black, white, and clear glass, and depends on a Range of molds and traditional tools to make em possible. The Korpi family, in contrast, is very colorful, gold-combining pink heads beaks and dark blue bottom sections, green gold, black, red, and white, with color drawn on the surface of gold in bands blown Into the body of the glass. In the process, He Has Given His glass birds a practical use Alongside Their aesthetic one - drawing on the varied skills of the glassblowers and craftsmen at Iittala's Nuutajärvi glassworks.

Klenell's two golden birds included three parts, qui adds to Their sculptural qualities. They include a functional feature aussi That Is Unique in the Iittala Birds collection, as the hollow bottom sections de son birds Can Be used as handy little containers to keep treasures, Such As jewelery, notes, and memories, just like the magpie.

Glass is a familiar material to Klenell and one in qui he excels, as His exhibition of single glass parts in Stockholm in 2008 Showed. Working with the craftsmen at Nuutajärvi Klenell the Gave Opportunity to continue His exploration of what glass can offer. "

For more information, visit the website Iittala.

Discover also the site of Matti Klenell.

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