► Minimalism flourishes in times of scarcity. Inspired by the simple beauty and intuitive functionality of vernacular crafts, Finnish artists sought to imbue their work with a sense of unadorned purity and immaculate balance – clean poetry of form.
Collection Kakkonen is one of Finland’s most prestigious private collections of Finnish design. Assembled by businessman and art patron Kyösti Kakkonen, it comprises over 10,000 works of Finnish glass and ceramic design – most of them one-offs – dating from the late 19th century to the present day.
The masterpieces from this extensive private collection are now highlighted in the Masters of Glass and Clay series, which showcases Collection Kakkonen more comprehensively than any prior publication. The six richly illustrated volumes, each with its own theme, introduce 2,000 works by 36 artists.