Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) was a Finnish designer, sculptor, and educator who was known for his innovative work with glass. The influential designer also worked with metals, woods, textiles, and porcelain. Sarpaneva created functional products that were also aesthetically attractive, including his cast-iron cookware series and porcelain dinnerware. Sarpaneva designed for several renowned Scandinavian design companies, including Iittala and Marimekko.