Göran Hongell (1902-1973). Born in Helsinki, Finland. Artist and glass designer Göran Hongell was one of the pioneers of Finnish glass tradition. In the 1930’s he presented a first vision of his most famous creation, the mouth-blown glass series Aarne. In 1954, he won the gold medal at the Triennale in Milan with Aarne. The artist’s memory is cherished still with great respect.