Claritas Clear/Grey 200mm
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A Unique Work of Art Blown Back to Life
Design: Timo Sarpaneva
As the Iittala glassworks celebrates its 130th Anniversary, the Claritas collection by Professor Timo Sarpaneva (1926–2006) is being blown back into life – with all the unattainable colours, which Sarpaneva could only dream of in the 1980s, now glowing in statuesque forms.
Claritas was mouth blown for the first time at Iittala’s glassworks in 1983. Sarpaneva developed art pieces under the leadership of skilled glassblowers using a method which made it possible to incorporate air bubbles and “eyes” created out of coloured glass inside the glass. The collection encompassed 63 sculpture-like works of art, all different.
Air bubbles, layers of coloured glass and shapes taken to their extreme demand intimate knowledge of the glass material on the part of the glassblowers and polishers. Consequently they cherish the beauty of the perfect object that the artist is attempting to attain.
Every Claritas piece is a unique work of art. The height and dimensions of a mouth-blown object vary depending on the fingerprint of the glassblower. Claritas art pieces are showpieces that make valuable and unique gifts and collectibles.
Special Edition: Numbered 1-30
Materials: Hand-blown glass
Size: H 200mm | 7.9"