Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985)

Tapio Wirkkala was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-War design. He is known as the versatile genius of design and his contribution includes everything from Glass products to the design of banknotes and graphic Art.
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'Coreano' series by Tapio Wirkkala for Venini, 1966; image courtesy of the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation

From Start to Finnish: Architonic surveys Scandinavian design hero Tapio Wirkkala's remarkable..

design-is-fine: “Tapio Wirkkala, Coreano’ series, For Venini, © Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation.

Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala, Finland. 1950s

ART - Tapio Wirkkala - Exquisite, rare glass dish designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala, Finland.

Why do I love Tapio Wirkkala so much? Just look at his design for Iittala, Finland, There is your answer- still gorgeous today as ever!

Tapio Wirkkala

Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala designed the Bolle series of vases for renowned art glass studio Venini & C. Glass in Murano, Italy in

Tapio Wirkkala; Glass and Gilt Bronze Decanter, 1960s.

design-is-fine: “ Tapio Wirkkala, Decanter, Glass and Gilt Bronze.