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Rare Tapio Wirkkala iceberg vase for Iitalla, Finland

Rare Tapio Wirkkala iceberg vase for Iitalla, 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.

Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985), Finish designer and dog lover. © Rut Bryk Foundation Best known for furniture and glassware pieces, his output was prolific – he designed sculptural wooden bowls, plywood...

Tapio Wirkkala finish designer and dog lover. © Rut Bryk Foundation Best known for furniture and glassware pieces, his output was prolific – he designed sculptural wooden bowls, plywood.

Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala "Lichen" satinated art glass bowl.

Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala "Lichen" satinated art glass bowl.


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