Murano glass by tapio wirkkala 1968                     < I love Tapio Wirkkala s work ....Andrée....

'Bolle' bottles by Tapio Wirkkala, the product of a collaboration with Murano-based glassworks Venini, image courtesy of Venini

Tapio Wirkkala; Brass and Glass 'Idman' Table Lamps for Iitala, 1950s.

Pair Idman Table Lights with 4210 Lilac Shade by Tapio Wirkkala.

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.

Ultima Thule | Tapio Wirkkala | Iittala http://www.aitonordic.it/collections/protti-per-cucina-e-per-tavolo/products/ultima-thule-caraffa-iittala

Ultima Thule | Tapio Wirkkala | Iittala http://www.aitonordic.it/collections/protti-per-cucina-e-per-tavolo/products/ultima-thule-caraffa-iittala

Ultima Thule Finnish amber glasses. Tapio Wirkkalan klassikot, hieno väri, harvinainen - Iittala, made in Finland.

Ultima Thule Finnish amber glasses. Tapio Wirkkalan klassikot, hieno väri, harvinainen - Iittala, made in Finland.

1975-1984 Iittala (Finland) ' Arnica' Vase by Tapio Wirkkala | Flickr ...

I've been eyeing up this glassware for several years now . I bet a gin and tonic tastes wonderful drinking it from one of their frosted, heavy glass tumblers . Iittala (Finland) 'Arnica' Vase by Tapio Wirkkala

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