Occasional table X-Frame, designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Asko, Finland 1958. Aeroplane veneer frame and glass top. / 1stDibs

tapio wirkkala ~ x-frame occasional table, aeroplane veneer frame and glass top . for asko, finland, 1958

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.


Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala designed the Bolle series of vases for renowned art glass studio Venini C. Glass in Murano, Italy in

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