Klaus Haapaniemi is getting foxy with his new Vulpes foxes. These exquisite objects of contemporary glass art are made in collaboration with Iittala. Iittala’s skilled glass art team and blowers have succeeded in the challenging task of creating mouth blown Vulpes objects by combining complicated hot and cold working techniques using the highest precision.
About the Vulpes foxes
To Haapaniemi, the fox is an intriguing motif that connects to mythology. “Foxes are veiled by a certain mystery, though at the same time they are very common animals. A fox transforms well into a glass object: the fragility and the transformation has both feminine and masculine elements, yet the same time difficult to craft, sometimes unpredictable and delicate material.”
Are you as excited about these foxes as we are? You have two foxes to choose from: a copper-coloured, standing Vulpes Red Fox and a blue-shaded Vulpes Silver Fox. As a cherry on top, you get a certificate of authenticity signed by Klaus Haapaniemi enclosed with the product.
Finnish born Klaus Haapaniemi (b. 1970) has received a lot of attention in recent years in the international media with his unique style. A graduate of the Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts, he has designed for and collaborated with Cacharel, Christian Louboutin and Established & Sons among others, as well as for department stores Isetan, Harrods, Selfridges and Le Printemps.
In addition, he has acted as the creative director of the Italian fashion house Bantam and was also named as one of the most important rising illustrators and designers of our time by the international trend analysis company WSGN.
Klaus Haapaniemi has previously created two collections of unique glass objects for Iittala. He is best known for the decorative ceramic tableware Taika (2007) and Tanssi (2015) for Iittala. As well as collaboration projects, Klaus has his own collection, Klaus Haapaniemi & Co. producing and selling luxury textiles and accessories from their flagship store in London.
Image source: Iittala