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, Glass and Enameled Aluminum Pendant Lamps for Iittala/Idman Oy, c1960.

Tapio Wirkkala / pendant lamps, pair < Scandinavian Design, 12 May 2011 < Auctions

Tapio Wirkkala; Glass Ceiling Light for Raak, 1960.

A glass pendant lamp by Tapio Wirkkala for RAAK 1960 image 5

Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala, one of the GREAT Finnish designers in a variety of mediums.

Designer Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala (1949), Finland.

Designer Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala (1949), Finland.