Gunnel Nyman, Nuutäjarvi-Nottsjö Amethyst Vase
Handblown vase in clear glass over amethyst with controlled bubble design.
Made by Gunnel Nyman in 1958 for Nuutäjarvi-Nottsjö of Finland.
Signed: G. Nyman, Nuutäjarvi-Nottsjö - ‘58
9½ inches tall by 3½ inches wide
The condition is very good with a minor long scuff on the back side.
A 1/16th inch sliver nick as shown in last picture also towards rear.
The bottom showing scratches as pictured.
Gunnel Nyman was a Finnish glass and metal artist, and one of the founders of modern Finnish glass design. She was also a proponent of early mass-produced glassware. Nyman's glassware is exhibited in museums internationally.
Born Gunnel Anita Gustaffson, in Turku in 1909 but moved to Helsinki with her family in 1922. She married Gunnar Nyman in 1936.
Nyman studied furniture design at the Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu (Central School of the Industrial Arts) in Helsinki, under Arttu Brummer and worked initially in the functionalist style.
Trained as a furniture designer, Nyman also created metalwork for ecclesiastical use as well as lighting, most notably the lighting for Helsinki's Swedish Theater which she designed in collaboration with the Oy Taito AB metalsmiths.
During the post-war era she transitioned to glassware and collaborated or worked on commission with various glassworks including Riihimäki Karhula-Iittala and Nuutajärvi.
Her work features organic lines and focuses on the characteristics of glass itself.