Gunnel Gustafsson Nyman (1909 – 1948) Finnish glass and textile designer

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Gunnel Gustafsson Nyman (1909 – 1948) was a Finnish glass and textile designer.

Education

Between 1928 – 1932 he studied at Taideteollinen Korkeakoku, Helsinki, under Arttu Brummer.

Biography

Nyman worked for all the great Finnish glass manufacturers of the 20th century: Riihimaki from 1932—47, Nuutajarvi-Notsjo from 1946—48, and Karhula from 1935—37 (and at littala from 1946—47). She designed for both production and studio glass. Her style was characterized by a strong sense of form and the plastic quality of molten glass, along with a subtle articulation of surface and mass. She was also a designer of furniture at Taito Oy from 1935—37, textiles, and lighting fixtures.

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing. https://amzn.to/3ElmSlL

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