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 for Iittala, Antonio da Ros for Cenedese and Emanuel Beranek for Skrdlovice.

Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala, Antonio da Ros for Cenedese and Emanuel Beranek for…

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.

Tapio Wirkkala

Glass Design, Clear Glass, Glass Art, Glass Bowls, Scandinavian Design, Midcentury Modern, Cupboard, Miscellaneous Goods, Stained Glass

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

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

Tapio Wirkkala  juice glasses 2204, 30 cl Iittala 1956-69  In Finland, juice usually means berry juice, since Finland's forests abound with different berries, which are free for anyone to pick. Thus, berry juice has always been a free beverage. In the 50s and 60s, when these glasses were produced, lemonade was still too expensive for the average person to afford.

Tapio Wirkkala juice glasses 2204, 30 cl Iittala 1956-69 In Finland, juice usually means berry juice, since Finland's forests abound with different berries, which are free for anyone to pick. Thus, berry juice has always been a free beverage. In the 50s and 60s, when these glasses were produced, lemonade was still too expensive for the average person to afford.

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