Glass from Finland in the Bischofberger Collection

By institute Le Stanze del Vetro

Over 300 works from the Bischofberger Collection celebrate the fascination and splendour of art glass and document the excellence of Finnish and international design through masterpieces by the leading 20th-century Finnish designers: Aino and Alvar Aalto, Arttu Brummer, Kaj Franck, Göran Hongell, Gunnel Nyman, Timo Sarpaneva, Oiva Toikka and Tapio Wirkkala.

These very rare and often one-o- pieces were passionately and discerningly collected by Christina and Bruno Bischofberger over the last forty years. e unique nature of the objects highlights the original intentions of each artist or designer and makes this collection of glass from Finland one of the most important Worldwide. Published for the Venice exhibition and edited by Kaisa Koivisto, curator of the Finnish Glass Museum of Riihimäki (Finland) and Pekka Korvenmaa, a professor at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, the catalogue presents the greatest achievements of a century of glassmaking: forms and objects that rewrote the history of both Scandinavian and international design. e various historical periods are richly documented and the selected works take the reader on an fascinating elegant itinerary that ranges from crystal pieces with the hues of the early 1930s up to the more colourful and at times “psychedelic” productions of the 1970s in a celebration of timeless designs of the highest standard.