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Mon Amie Bowl

from iittala

mon amie bowl

mon amie bowl

Design Marianne Westman, 1952
Feldspar porcelain
Made by Rorstrand

One rainy midsummer day in the late 1940s Marianne Westman sat sketching a white Labrador tea flower. Later, after graduating from Stockholm's University College of Arts, Crafts & Design, she used that sketch as the springboard for an outstanding design career. Her first service was launched as Mon Amie in 1952, by which time the flowers had acquired a cobalt blue nuance. To celebrate Marianne's 80th birthday in 2008 Mon Amie was updated and relaunched - a shining example of a true Rörstrand classic.

At first 22-year-old Marianne Westman was reluctant to embark on a design career with Rörstrand. Her dream had always been to have her own ceramics workshop in her home town of Falun. But her sketch of a flower - transformed into the decoration for Mon Amie, her debut and her masterpiece - heralded the shift to the new, brighter everyday life that people yearned for in the 1950s. Marianne was often quick to identify new trends and production methods. Her distinctive, light-hearted designs for household items in the 1950s and 1960s have earned her a lasting place in Swedish design history.

Rörstrand porcelain is dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer safe.

small bowl: 4.9" dia. | 1.9" h | 10 oz.
medium bowl: 6.4" dia. | 2.5" h | 20 oz.

$20.00 + free shipping
(usually ships in 5-6 weeks)


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What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, now celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people's everyday lives. Iittala believes objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that allows for individual use and expression. The progressive philosophy of design heroes, Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto, still inspires to keep Iittala forever relevant. Iittala creates beautiful objects... timeless design that will never be thrown away.


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