Birger Kaipiainen art ceramic

By Birger Kaipiainen art ceramic for Arabia, Finland

Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-war design. The range of his work was immense, from plastic ketchup bottles and metalware to glass, ceramics and plywood in a range of styles to graphic art including the design of Finland's banknotes in 1955 to stoneware, jewelry, and furniture for mass production to individual sculptures in several media. Wirkkala earned honors in numerous international exhibitions.

Tapio Wirkkala was a multitalented design genius, widely considered a leading figure of modern Finnish industrial art.

Birger Kaipiainen (Finnish: 1915-1988)

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Birger Kaipiainen

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Set of four wall placques by Birger Kaipiainen for Arabia, Finland. 1950's. — Modernity

Set of four wall placques by Birger Kaipiainen for Arabia, Finland.

Gunnel Nyman was born in Turku in 1909 and began studying furniture design at the predecessor of the modern University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1928. Her career stretched only 16 years, from her first designs for the Riihimäki glassworks in 1932 to her last for the Nuutajärvi glassworks in 1948.

Gunnel Nyman was born in Turku in 1909 and began studying furniture design at the predecessor of the modern University of Art and Design Helsinki in 1928. Her career stretched only 16 years, from her first designs for the Riihimäki glassworks in 1932 to her last for the Nuutajärvi glassworks in 1948.

Birger Kaipiainen. Plat en céramique. Finlande, circa 1970

This Finnish plate designed by Birger Kaipiainen in the was given pride of place at Galerie Eric Philippe.

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