Martti Rytkönen (b. 1960) studied glass and ceramics at the College of Arts, Crafts and Design, although it was glass that eventually captured his heart. He came to Orrefors on a scholarship and was taken on at the glassworks in 1994.
Pure, clear crystal is his imaginative medium of choice, one which he cuts, etches, sandblasts and engraves to bring forth new graphical motives and effects; but he also works with colour, employing art glass techniques such as Graal, Ariel and Ravenna. His motives are often narrative and full of humour.
Martti has designed the heavy crystal collections Triangle and Drop, and also Papillon, that floats on the table like a butterfly with outspread wings. His designs also include the Ramses Family pieces.