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The applique lamp Papillon plays with transparencies, colors, and geometric shapes. The two LED strips are integrated into the central beam with finishing in golden, that supports the two colored glasses.

Glass vases designed Tapio Wirkkala and produced by Iittala of Finland in 1954…

Glass vases designed Tapio Wirkkala and produced by Iittala of Finland in 1954

Tapio Wirkkala, Vase, signed Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala 3221. Clear and brown-yellowish cased glass.

Tapio Wirkkala, Vase, signed Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala Clear and brown-yellowish cased glass.

Iitala's Ultima Thule by Tapio Wirkkala. Pinned by a Taste Setter. www.thetastesetters.com

Iitala's Ultima Thule by Tapio Wirkkala. Pinned by a Taste Setter…

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.