Saturnus thumbnail 1
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at Young V&A
Play Gallery, Mini Museum, case 21

Saturnus

Casserole
ca. 1961 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) was an international force in Finnish design. A designer, sculptor and educator, Sarpaneva’s pioneering glass work merged art with utilitarian design. Besides glass, he also worked with textiles, wood, porcelain and metal. Sarpaneva’s unique industrial design that helped to pioneer Finland’s global design reputation. Sarpaneva’s works are exhibited internationally. He received much recognition throughout his illustrious career including the Lunning Prize and was twice awarded at the Milan Triennale. In 1976, Sarpaneva received the honorary title of Professor from the Finnish government.



Object details

Category
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Casserole
  • Casserole Lid
TitleSaturnus (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
cast iron, enamelled
Brief description
Oven casserole, cast iron, enamelled, designed by Timo Sarpaneva for Rosenlew, Finland, ca. 1961
Physical description
Oven casserole consisting of two hemispheres with continious circular looped handles. The outside is enamelled in red, the inside in white.
The upper has a flanged rim which sits inside the lower. Each hemisphere is flattened at the apex. Thus the body sits on a flat circulat base with a narrow rim. The handles for each half section are a continuous circular loop, attached to the main section near the rim by five short spacers.
Dimensions
  • Height: 12.3cm (Note: taken from register)
  • Diameter: 16.5cm (Note: taken from register)
Credit line
Gift of Jennifer Opie
Object history
This casserole was included in the 1961 V&A exhibition 'Finland on Show'.
Summary
Timo Sarpaneva (1926-2006) was an international force in Finnish design. A designer, sculptor and educator, Sarpaneva’s pioneering glass work merged art with utilitarian design. Besides glass, he also worked with textiles, wood, porcelain and metal. Sarpaneva’s unique industrial design that helped to pioneer Finland’s global design reputation. Sarpaneva’s works are exhibited internationally. He received much recognition throughout his illustrious career including the Lunning Prize and was twice awarded at the Milan Triennale. In 1976, Sarpaneva received the honorary title of Professor from the Finnish government.

Bibliographic reference
Janice Elliot, 'Finland on Show', The Sunday Times, 12 November 1961
Other number
96/1679 - RF number
Collection
Accession number
M.57:1-1997

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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