100 Years of Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkla was born in Hanko, Finland in 1915. This year he would have turned 100 years old. Tapio Wirkkala is known as the versatile genius of design. His contribution to design includes everything from glass products to the design of banknotes and graphic art. Here is a small selection of objects which Quittenbaum auction sold over the last years.
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Auction 122B - Tapio Wirkkala. 'Filigrana di Tapio' vase, 1970.

Auction 122B - Tapio Wirkkala. 'Filigrana di Tapio' vase, 1970.

Auction 122B - Tapio Wirkkala. Decorative 'Incalmo' bowl, 1967/2002.

Auction 122B - Tapio Wirkkala. Decorative 'Incalmo' bowl, 1967/2002.

auction 113B - Tapio Wirkkala. Large 'Filigrana di Tapio' plate, 1970.

Large decorative plate, D. Clear cased glass with purple blue layer, included red threads.

auction116C - Tapio Wirkkala. '0081' bowl, 1972.

auction116C - Tapio Wirkkala. '0081' bowl, 1972.

auction 119A - Tapio Wirkkala. 'Hopeakuu' necklace and pair of earrings, 1970.

'Hopeakuu' necklace and pair of earrings,

auction 113B - Tapio Wirkkala. 'Pavoni' vase, 1972.

auction 113B - Tapio Wirkkala. 'Pavoni' vase, 1972.

auction115A - Tapio Wirkkala. Tray 'TW 142', 1957.

auction115A - Tapio Wirkkala. Tray 'TW 142', 1957.

auction 119A - Tapio Wirkkala. Decorative 'TW 100' plate, 1956.

auction 119A - Tapio Wirkkala. Decorative 'TW 100' plate, 1956.

auction 119A - Tapio Wirkkala. 'Finlandia 'coffee and dining set, 1954-56.

'Finlandia 'coffee and dining set,

auction 119A - Tapio Wirkkala. Three 'K2-138, K2-139, K2-141' ceiling lights, 1960.

auction 119A - Tapio Wirkkala. Three 'K2-138, K2-139, K2-141' ceiling lights, 1960.

auction 115A - Tapio Wirkkala. 'K10-11' floor light, 1958.

auction 115A - Tapio Wirkkala. 'K10-11' floor light, 1958.

auction 116B - Tapio Wirkkala. Five 'Bolle' vases, 1966-68.

Five 'Bolle' vases,

auction 118A - Tapio Wirkkala. 'K-1047' floor light, 1960.

auction 118A - Tapio Wirkkala. 'K-1047' floor light, 1960.

Auction 122B - Tapio Wirkkala. 'Bolla' vase, 1966-68.

Auction 122B - Tapio Wirkkala. 'Bolla' vase, 1966-68.

Auction 122B - Tapio Wirkkala. 'Bolla' vase, 1966-68.

Auction 122B - Tapio Wirkkala. 'Bolla' vase, 1966-68.

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