Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala (2 de juny de 1915-19 de maig de 1985) va ser un dissenyador i escultor finlandès, un dels pioners de l'art industrial al seu país. La seva tasca en disseny va ser reconegut en els anys que van seguir la Segona Guerra Mundial. Els seus dissenys més famosos són, els produïts per la cristalleria Iittala, com els gerros Kantarelli (1946) que van suposar una nova direcció per a l'empresa i una renovació del disseny de cristalleries a Finlàndia.
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Tapio Wirkkala, Finland

Tapio Wirkkala, Finland

Tapio Wirkkala AN IMPORTANT SCULPTURE aeroplane veneer birch with modern lacquered metal display 57 in. (144.8) high circa 1950

Tapio Wirkkala AN IMPORTANT SCULPTURE aeroplane veneer birch with modern lacquered metal display 57 in. (144.8) high circa 1950

Freeforms - Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala Glass, Finland

Freeforms - Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala Glass, Finland

Exquisite, rare glass dish designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala, Finland.  1950s

Exquisite, rare glass dish designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala, Finland. 1950s

Why do I love Tapio Wirkkala so much?  Just look at his design for Iittala, Finland, 1966-69.  There is your answer- still gorgeous today as ever!

Why do I love Tapio Wirkkala so much? Just look at his design for Iittala, Finland, 1966-69. There is your answer- still gorgeous today as ever!

Freeforms - Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala Glass, Finland

Freeforms - Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala Glass, Finland

Iittala "Niva" glass decanter. Designed by Tapio Wirkkala

Iittala "Niva" glass decanter. Designed by Tapio Wirkkala

URCUBIC: Tapio Wirkkala

URCUBIC: Tapio Wirkkala

perfect for lemonade: Iittala Ultima Thule ice glass pitcher designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1968 from MidCenturyFLA on etsy $85.00

perfect for lemonade: Iittala Ultima Thule ice glass pitcher designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1968 from MidCenturyFLA on etsy $85.00

TAPIO WIRKKALA, A GLASS SCULPTURE, 3591 Signed Tapio Wirkkala Iittala -56 Signed Tapio Wirkkala Iittala -56. Mold shaped crystal, stick-blown bubble, ametist cased and polished. Diameter 10 cm.

TAPIO WIRKKALA, A GLASS SCULPTURE, 3591 Signed Tapio Wirkkala Iittala -56 Signed Tapio Wirkkala Iittala -56. Mold shaped crystal, stick-blown bubble, ametist cased and polished. Diameter 10 cm.

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