Glass designer and decorative artist Göran Hongell was one of the pioneers of the Finnish glass tradition. With his mouth-blown glassware range Aarne, he won the gold medal at the Milan Triennale in 1954 and helped set the trend for essential glassware in the 1950s. The series was part of Artek’s glassware exhibition in 1951. To mark Iittala’s 100th Glassware Anniversary in 1981, Aarne was brought back in production. In 1988, Aarne won the American Table Top Award.