'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..

'Coreano' series by Tapio Wirkkala for Venini, 1966; image courtesy of the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation

Iittala glass birds, Finland!

Iittala glass birds, Finland!

Alvar Aalto vase Curve morbide, fluide e danzanti che si ispirano alle rive di un lago che di notte scintilla alla vista della madre luna...

Alvar Aalto vase Curve morbide, fluide e danzanti che si ispirano alle rive di un lago che di notte scintilla alla vista della madre luna...

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 (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.

Artista/Designer: Flavio Poli  Casa: Seguso - Murano  Anno: Anni '50

Artista/Designer: Flavio Poli Casa: Seguso - Murano Anno: Anni '50

Ingeborg Lundin; Glass 'Apple' Vase for Orrefors, 1957.

Ingeborg Lundin; Glass 'Apple' Vase for Orrefors, 1957.

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,

erkkitapio-siiroinen-riihimaen-lasi-pablo–dark-red-vase

erkkitapio-siiroinen-riihimaen-lasi-pablo–dark-red-vase

Oiva Toikka bird

Oiva Toikka bird


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