Kaj Franck (1911 -1989)
Franck (1911 -1989) was, in his capacity as a designer and artistic
director in industry (Arabia and Nuutajärven Lasi, which is
now a part of iittala) and as a teacher at the University of Art and
Design, the "conscience of Finnish design".
compatibility were the underlying concepts of his streamlined utility
articles, which he often chose to decorate only with colour. Around the
world, his best-known designs are Teema dishes (Arabia) and Kartio
glasses (Iittala), which have become classics of modern design.
Franck's unique works of glass and ceramics served to counterbalance
his mass-produced items.
His awards included, at the Milan
Triennials, a gold medal (1951), the diplome d’honneur (1954)
and the Grand Prix (1957), he also received the Compasso
d’Oro (1957), the Lunning Award, the State's industrial arts
award, and a gold medal in Sacramento.
His works are included
in the following collections:
the Victoria and Albert Museum,
the Stedelijk Museum, Musée des Arts Decoratifs, the Museum of
Modern Art, the Corning Glass Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the
Finnish Glass Museum, the Arabia Museum, the Iittala Museum and the
Information, reference book: Kaj Kalin: "Sarpaneva"
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