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Kim Simonsson - Lasipää / Glass Head

Arabia Art Department Society Collection 2018/1 

Kim Simonsson is an internationally acclaimed Finnish artist whose sculptures have been displayed in Finland in e.g. the Retretti caves, Kiasma, the Tapiola metro station and the Mänttä Art Festival. Glass Head is a signature Simonsson piece. Kim Simonsson works with ceramics and either glazes or otherwise coats the surface of his sculptures. His motifs and design language differ stylistically from traditional ceramic art, but the roots of his professional skill run deep in the heritage of the Arabia Art Department Society. Simonsson’s work tells a story. The figures have character and each has its own mystical history. Viewers can discover references to both popular culture and literature.

The Glass Head looks and reaches up towards the future, its hair shielding its face, but you can still hear the figure say: “I’ll find my way, all by myself!”  


Arabia Art Department Society Collection 2018/1 for sale at the Iittala & Arabia Design Centre Store. The sculptures are about 40 cm high and a numbered edition of only 10 copies of each option has been produced. Price 2000 € / sculpture.

Glass Head is a series of four ceramic sculptures with different coatings. 

Glass Head: Mossgreen 
Glass Head: Black 
Glass Head: Matt White 
Glass Head: Aqua.  

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