Geometria – Puhdas muoto: Lasin ja keramiikan mestarit 3 is part of a six-part book series presenting Finnish glass and ceramics from a period of more than a hundred years. Written in Finnish, the series showcases up to 2,000 works of art from the private collection of businessman and patron Kyösti Kakkonen – it also offers an unprecedented look into the treasures of Collection Kakkonen, one of Finland’s most prestigious private art collections.
Each volume in the Masters of Glass and Clay series is an independent work focusing on a specific theme in the history of Finnish design. The third part of the series, Geometria, delves into the clean lines and minimalist aesthetics typical of Finnish design by introducing the works of five glass and ceramic artists: Göran Hongell, Kaj Franck, Annikki Hovisaari, Raija Tuumi and Kati Tuominen-Niittylä. Along with essays written in Finnish, the richly illustrated book covers the artworks with the help of plentiful photos as well as portraits drawn by artist Vappu Rossi.
Minimalism flourishes in times of scarcity. Inspired by the simple beauty and intuitive functionality of vernacular crafts, Finnish artists sought to imbue their work with a sense of unadorned purity and immaculate balance – clean poetry of form.
- Göran Hongell
- Kaj Franck
- Annikki Hovisaari
- Raija Tuumi
- Kati Tuominen-Niittylä