Today we have published a special collection of vintage Hyrrä vases designed by Helena Tynell.
Hyrrä (a spinning top) is a series of turn-mold blown floral glasses. They were popular in the 1960s because of their lively and unusual forms and colours. Hyrrä vases were in production during 1959-1968. Nowadays these delicate vases are rare collectables.
This private collection, now in Astialisa Online, includes 11 vases in interesting variations of models, sizes and beautiful hues of 1960s. There is only one of each vase available for those of us who appreciate this famous Finnish design from Riihimäki, Finland.
Riihimäen Lasi was a respected glassworks factory in Finland, which was in operation from 1910 to 1990. The production ranged from household glassware to high quality design glass and crystal. Nowadays many of the items are collectables, especially the colourful vases. Handblown glassware and colourful art glass was produced until 1976 and crystal until 1977. The most known designers working for Riihimäen Lasi were Gunnel Nyman, Timo Sarpaneva, Aimo Okkolin, Erkkitapio Siiroinen, Nanny Still and Helena Tynell, who worked for Riihimäen Lasi in 1946-1976 and after that had an international career as a designer of lamps.
After that the factory’s production concentrated in glass and plastic packaging until it was closed in 1990.
The year 2018 was the 100th anniversary of Helena Tynell’s birth (1918-2016). On this anniversary the Finnish Glass Museum in Riihimäki organized an exhibition of her work, including these exact vases. These Hyrrä vases are now available for everyone, only on Astialiisa Online.