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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.

Form Magazine No. 1, 1948 | Design magazine published by the Swedish Society of Arts and Crafts. #graphic design

Form Magazine No. 1948 Design magazine published by the Swedish Society of Arts and Crafts. Cover by Tapio Wirkkala.

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Tapio Wirkkala AN IMPORTANT SCULPTURE aeroplane veneer birch with modern lacquered metal display 57 in.

Tapio Wirkkala incalmo filigrante di Tapio vase by Venini 1991

Tapio Wirkkala incalmo filigrante di Tapio vase by Venini 1991

TAPIO WIRKKALA – TABLE LAMP 001 – A-STUDIO, Finland  Prototype series early 1960s. Plastic and teak. http://www.designdealers.fi

TAPIO WIRKKALA – TABLE LAMP 001 – A-STUDIO, Finland Prototype series early 1960s. Plastic and teak. http://www.designdealers.fi

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