Tapio Wirkkala - Crystal Art-Object, model 3234 - Iittala, Finland circa 1948

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Artist

Tapio Wirkkala (1915 Hanko, Finland - 1985 Helsinki, Finland) A giant of Finnish design, Wirkkala was an artist of great diversity for whom no material was alien and who left no area of design unexplored.

A glass design competition held by the Iittala glassworks in 1946 was the event that set his career in motion; the first prize went jointly to Wirkkala and Kaj Franck.

With an oeuvre that ranges from exceptionally beautiful pieces of glass art to industrial design in the form of beer bottles and banknotes, Wirkkala also designed jewellery, sculptures, and furniture.

The recipient of many awards, honorary titles, and a doctorate, Wirkkala won three Grand Prix medals at the Milan Triennale in 1954 and an additional Grand Prix medal and gold medal at the Milan Triennale in 1960.

Description

Free blown, hot formed, crystal Art-object with sodium bubbles, model 3234.

Designed by Tapio Wirkkala, in 1947. Executed by Iittala glassworks between 1947-1949.

 

Price including VAT:  999

Marked

Tapio Wirkkala - Iittala in diamondpen

Execution

Iittala, Finland between 1947-1949

Condition

Good overall condition, minor wear consistent of age and use 

Literature

Marianne Aav, TAPIO WIRKKALA eye, hand and thought: p. 395

Dimensions

H. 18 cm.

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