Collection Online
16.1 × 10.1 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Nuutajärvi, Notsjö, Finland
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1952
Gallery location
Not on display
Gunnel Nyman joined the Nuutajärvi Glassworks in 1946 and in the two years before her untimely death produced more than sixty designs for both household wares and art glass. Nyman often worked with the potential of refraction and reflection in her glass, as the quality of light was of major interest to her. She also played with the use of trapped bubbles in glass, to create pattern and texture. Her works are characterised by dynamic forms and a sculptural boldness. Despite Nyman’s brief career she was one of the most influential designers in the modern glass movement in Finland.
—text from Nordic Cool (Feb 2015)