A classically simple modernist vase from Finnish glassware company Riihamaen Lasi Oy. A rare shape and colour, this tall vase in excellent condition, is suitable for long stems or with its dark Emerald green colour a striking centrepiece in its own right. Cluster in a group of similarly coloured or contrasting vases for a really stunning display.
Wash gently in warm water
The Riihimaki glassworks was founded in 1910, in the town of Riihimaki, Finland, by M. A. Kolehmainen and his son A. P. Kolehmainen. They started life producing domestic and container glass, and began making glass bottles and window glass in 1919. Within a decade Riihimaki became the largest glass factory in Finland. In 1937 the company was renamed Riihimaen Lasi Oy, and in the same year Aimo Okkolin began there as a designer. Helena Tynell and Nanny Still joined Riihimaki in 1949, and Tamara Aladin in 1959. Over the next 20 years these four designers produced many designs which have since become sought after iconic pieces. In 1968 Erkkitapio Siiroinen began designing for Riihimaki as a freelancer. Riihimaki was bought by Ahlstrom in 1985, and merged with Karhula in 1988 under the name Ahlstrom Riihimaen Lasi Oy. The Riihimaki factory closed in 1990.