'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 (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.

Timo Sarpaneva "Kotilo" vase, by Venini & Co., Italy, 1997, bulbous form composed of bands of green, clear and blue glass,

Timo Sarpaneva "Kotilo" vase, by Venini & Co., Italy, 1997 Bulbous form composed of bands of green, clear and blue glass Signed "venini 97 sarpaneva" on bottom High: Mint condition

** Ingeborg Lundin, (Swedish, 1921-1992), Orrefors, "Melon" Glass Vase.

** Ingeborg Lundin, (Swedish, 1921-1992), Orrefors, "Melon" Glass Vase.

Fine Blown Kaj Franck Art Glass Bowl Set

Kaj Franck, Iittala : Delicate Blown Glass Bowl Set Notsjo line blown rare "blueberry" color glass

glass apple, design by Ingeborg Lundin, 1957

glass apple, design by Ingeborg Lundin, 1957

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