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Göran Hongell

Göran Hongell was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1902. The artist and glass designer was one of the pioneers of Finnish glass tradition. Back in the 1930s, Hongell presented a first version of what would become his most famous creation, the handblown glass series Aarne. In 1954, he won the gold medal at the Triennale in Milan with Aarne. The Aarne glass series is produced by Iittala.


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Aarne Champagne Glass

Cheers, friends. Today we toast to a good year gone by and a brand new one just beginning. And what's NYE without a bit of bubbly? These classic Aarne champagne glasses were designed by Göran Hongell for Iittala in 1948, and would be a special treat to clink and drink from to ring in 2010, or celebrate any special occassion to come.