Riihimäki Glass was a Finnish glass factory. The factory, established in 1810 for the production of domestic glassware, began production of window glass in 1919. It purchased various small factories, including the factory in which the Finnish Glass Museum is located today. After buying the Kaukalahti glassworks in 1927, Riihimaki became the largest glass factory in Finland.
Sourcebook of Scandinavian Furniture: Designs for the Twenty-First Century By Judith Gura With more than five hundred full-colour illustrations, a compendium of the best modern furniture from the Nordic countries. Scandinavia, comprised of five nations, produced some of the most popular furniture designs of the twentieth century, as well as
Tapio Wirkkala is widely regarded as one of Finland’s most influential designers. Wirkkala began his career as a sculptor in Helsinki, where he studied from 1933 to 1936. Even though WWII disrupted his early career as a sculptor and graphic designer, he won a glass competition run by the Iittala
Frederik Lunning, a Danish-born businessman and owner of the Georg Jensen Inc. store on Fifth Avenue in New York, created the Lunning Prize award in December 1951. This successful showcase for Danish porcelain and glass was developed in 1924, but supplies were cut off when World War II broke out.