Vases Jääpala, Tapio Wirkkala (Iittala ) / Glass from Finland in the Bischofberger Collection, jusqu’au 2 août à Le Stanze del Vetro, île de San Giorgio Maggiore, Venise

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Vases Jääpala, Tapio Wirkkala (Iittala ) / Glass from Finland in the Bischofberger Collection, jusqu’au 2 août à Le Stanze del Vetro, île de San Giorgio Maggiore, Venise

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.

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.

Art glass by Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala for Venini in Murano – Venice.

Art glass by Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala for Venini in Murano – Venice.

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