Kaj Franck

Kaj Franck (1911-1989)

Kaj Franck ( 1911-1989 )

A well-known designer from Finland, he promoted the modernization of tableware through the design of daily necessities and had a great influence on the Nordic lifestyle.

From 1932 he studied furniture design at the Helsinki College of Arts and Crafts, and after graduating he worked in interior design, window displays, textiles and glass design. In 1945, he became a designer for ARABIA, and has achieved international success with the Kiruta series of tableware developed since the 1940s.

In 1946, he won a glass design competition and became a designer for Iittala. Since 1950, he has been involved in glass design at Nuutajärvi and his 1955 tumbler 2744 has been selected for the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York. The design is known for its simplicity and functionality and has become a symbol of Finnish design.