Gunnel Anita Gustafsson
September 19, 1909
|Alma mater||Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu, Helsinki|
Gunnel Nyman (September 19, 1909 – 1948) was a Finnish glass and metal artist, and one of the founders of modern Finnish glass design. She was also a proponent of early mass-produced glassware. Nyman's glassware is exhibited in museums internationally.
Born Gunnel Anita Gustafsson, in Turku in 1909 but moved to Helsinki with her family in 1922. She married Gunnar Nyman in 1936.
Trained as a furniture designer, Nyman also created metalwork for ecclesiastical use as well as lighting, most notably the lighting for Helsinki's Swedish Theater which she designed in collaboration with the Oy Taito AB metalsmiths.
Her work features organic lines and focuses on the characteristics of glass itself.
- Polak, Ada (1962). Modern Glass. Faber & Faber. p. 69.
- "National Gallery of Victoria".
- "Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection".
- Aav, Marianne (1997). Gaze, Delia (ed.). Nyman, Gunnel in Dictionary of Women Artists: Volume 2. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. pp. 1030–1032.
- "Gunnel Nyman". Designed in Finland.