Meet Vulpes: a Polar Fox rich in character and collector value. The imaginative drawings of designer Klaus Haapaniemi are realized in a three-dimensional object with the help of the iittala art glass teams. A challenging process that involves hot and cold working techniques, glass-blowing, grinding, finishing and polishing, the result each time is nothing short of a unique, handcrafted masterpiece. The investment of Vulpes will only increase in value over time, and the piece is beautifully packaged with a signed certificate of authenticity.To Haapaniemi, the fox is an intriguing motif that connects to mythology. “Fox is veiled by a certain mystery, though at the same time they are very common animals.” The fox is portrayed in fairy tales and beliefs in many cultures. The fox outwits its opponents with its superior intellect, reminding the importance of independent thought. In Lapland, it lights up the night sky by a swish of its tail with the northern lights. In Japan, the fox works as messenger and a bringer of light. All of this makes fox a very special animal to explore. “Fox transforms well to a glass object, the fragility and the transformation has both feminine and masculine elements, it is fragile, yet at the same time aggressive material, wild material that we tame. Just like a fox, glass has character.”
Comes in a cardboard gift package tied with ribbon.
Certificate of Authenticity signed by Klaus Haapaniemi is enclosed.
First founded as a glassworks company in 1881, iittala is now a leading company in modern Finnish design producing a range of dinnerware, glassware and art pieces. You’d be hard-pressed to find a Finn or fan of Finnish design that doesn’t recognize the iittala logo, designed by Timo Sarpane... More iittala
Designer Klaus Haapaniemi (born 1970) was dubbed one of most important rising stars in illustration and design by the international WGSN trend analysis service. After graduating as a graphic designer from the Lahti Institute of Design, Finland, the now London-based creative has had no short... More Klaus Haapaniemi