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Timo Sarpaneva Orkidea

Tiny Alvar Aalto "Savoy" & Timo Sarpaneva "Orkidea" Ittala Vases
By Ittala
Located in Sharon, CT
The Sarpaneva "Orkidea" -Bud vase is 5 3/8" x 2" x 2". The Aalto "Savoy" is 3 9/16"x 4 7/16" x 3 3
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Vintage Vase "Orkidea" by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A large vintage "Orkidea" (Orchid) vase designed by Timo Sarpameva for Iittala in 1953. Marked with
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Late 20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Large Vintage Vase 'Orkidea' by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Large Vintage Vase 'Orkidea' by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala Item e6362 A large vintage 'Orkidea
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Small Vintage Vase "Orkidea" by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Small Vintage vase "Orkidea" by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala A small vintage "Orkidea" (Orchid) vase
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Vintage Vase "Orkidea" by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala, 1953
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A vintage "Orkidea" (Orchid) vase designed by Timo Sarpameva for Iittala in 1953. Marked with
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Art Glass

Mid-Century Modern Timo Sarpaneva Glass Orkidea Orchid Vase Iittala 1958 Finland
By Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
Timo Sarpaneva for Iitala, made in Finland, dated 1958. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 2.25
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Blown Glass

1950s 'Orkidea' 'Orchid' Glass Vase by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala, Finland
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in London, GB
A 1950s 'Orkidea' (Orchid) Glass Vase by Timo Sarpaneva for Iittala, Finland. Originally
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Glass

Timo Sarpeneva for Littala Orkidea or Orchid Sculptural Bud Vase
By Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala
Located in Ferndale, MI
Littala glass bud vase by Timo Sarpeneva. Signed on underside.
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

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Scandinavian Modern Timo Sarpaneva Crystal Art Sculpture Orchid Handblown 1957
By Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala
Located in EL Waalre, NL
Scandinavian Modern Timo Sarpaneva Crystal Art Object Sculpture Orchid 1957 Clear lead crystal
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Glass

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Large Venini Vase 'Kukinto', Designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1991
By Venini, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Large Venini Vase 'Kukinto', Designed by Timo Sarpaneva in 1991 A monumental vase from the Kukinto
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A Pair of Finnish 1950s Vases Model Orchidéa by Timo Sarpaneva for Ittala
By Iittala, Timo Sarpaneva
Located in Örebro, SE
marked: TIMO SARPANEVA IITTALA -54 (1954) The lower one is marked: TIMO SARPANEVA IITTALA 3568 The red
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

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Crystal

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Large Vase Orkidea by Timo Sarpaneva for Iitalla, 1957
By Timo Sarpaneva
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Timo Sarpaneva Orkidea For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the timo sarpaneva orkidea you’re looking for. Frequently made of glass, art glass and blown glass, every timo sarpaneva orkidea was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect timo sarpaneva orkidea — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. Each timo sarpaneva orkidea bearing mid-century modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made timo sarpaneva orkidea over the years, but those crafted by Timo Sarpaneva, Iittala and Ittala are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Timo Sarpaneva Orkidea?

A timo sarpaneva orkidea can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $781, while the lowest priced sells for $347 and the highest can go for as much as $2,180.

Timo Sarpaneva for sale on 1stDibs

Celebrated glassmaker Timo Sarpaneva was a pioneer of Finnish postwar design. He led the formation of the utilitarian and artistic side of mid-century modern style. Sarpaneva’s glass vases, serveware and table lamps have a sculptural yet functional quality, making them adaptable for both decorative and utilitarian use.

Sarpaneva was born in 1926 in Helsinki and spent his childhood visiting his grandparents in the countryside. There, he was influenced by a barter economy where everything was made by hand and traded for services and wares.

In 1948, Sarpaneva graduated from the Institute for Industrial Arts in Helsinki (now the University of Art and Design Helsinki). He participated in the 1951 Triennale di Milano, submitting an embroidered coffee cozy that confused but delighted the judges and garnered a silver medal.

Around this time, Sarpaneva began experimenting with glassblowing. He transformed the traditional wet-stick method by creating a bubble within the molten glass, allowing him to work from the inside out. In 1954, he returned to the Triennale di Milano and won his first Grand Prize.

In the 1950s, Sarpaneva was hired at the glassware company Iittala, where he became a leading glass designer. Sarpaneva even designed the company logo, which is still used today. He worked for the company for over four decades until his death in 2006 at 79. 

Sarpaneva’s illustrious career earned international recognition. His honors included being named Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts in London in 1963. He received honorary doctorates from the Royal College of Art in London in 1967 and the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1993.

In 2018, the Helsinki Design Museum exhibited a retrospective of “the golden boy of Finland’s Golden Age of design”.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Timo Sarpaneva decorative objects, serveware, lighting and more.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

ORIGINS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

CHARACTERISTICS OF MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGN

MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNERS TO KNOW

ICONIC MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE DESIGNS

VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE ON 1STDIBS

The mid-century modern era saw leagues of postwar American architects and designers animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist International-style architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the 1930s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair, respectively. 

Architect, writer and designer George Nelson created with his team shades for the Bubble lamp using a new translucent polymer skin and, as design director at Herman Miller, recruited the Eameses, Alexander Girard and others for projects at the legendary Michigan furniture manufacturer

Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were repurposed too: The Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs using surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influencer in the rise of modern design in the United States, thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field. The seating that Knoll created for office spaces — as well as pieces designed by Florence initially for commercial clients — soon became desirable for the home.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century furniture designers caught the spirit.

Classically oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb, who designed holistic groups of sleek, blond wood furniture, and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in minimalist teak dining tables and lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture for the living room, dining room, bedroom and elsewhere on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

Finding the Right vases for You

Whether it’s a Chinese Han dynasty glazed ceramic wine vessel, a work of Murano glass or a hand-painted Scandinavian modern stoneware piece, a fine vase brings a piece of history into your space as much as it adds a sophisticated dynamic. 

Like sculptures or paintings, antique and vintage vases are considered works of fine art. Once offered as tributes to ancient rulers, vases continue to be gifted to heads of state today. Over time, decorative porcelain vases have become family heirlooms to be displayed prominently in our homes — loved pieces treasured from generation to generation.

The functional value of vases is well known. They were traditionally utilized as vessels for carrying dry goods or liquids, so some have handles and feature an opening at the top (where they flare back out). While artists have explored wildly sculptural alternatives over time, the most conventional vase shape is characterized by a bulbous base and a body with shoulders where the form curves inward.

Owing to their intrinsic functionality, vases are quite possibly versatile in ways few other art forms can match. They’re typically taller than they are wide. Some have a neck that offers height and is ideal for the stems of cut flowers. To pair with your mid-century modern decor, the right vase will be an elegant receptacle for leafy snake plants on your teak dining table, or, in the case of welcoming guests on your doorstep, a large ceramic floor vase for long tree branches or sticks — perhaps one crafted in the Art Nouveau style — works wonders.

Interior designers include vases of every type, size and style in their projects — be the canvas indoors or outdoors — often introducing a splash of color and a range of textures to an entryway or merely calling attention to nature’s asymmetries by bringing more organically shaped decorative objects into a home.

On 1stDibs, you can browse our collection of vases by material, including ceramic, glass, porcelain and more. Sizes range from tiny bud vases to massive statement pieces and every size in between.