Tapio Wirkkala - Crystal Art Object "Feather" model 3369 = 3869 Iittala Finland circa 1955

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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

Very rare free blown, hot formed, comb-cut crystal Art object “feather”, model 3369 = 3869. Designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1954, executed by Iittala glassworks between 1954-1960.

Model 3369 was produced in two variants (30 and 40 cm). This is the smallest measuring 30,5 cm. This Art object was introduced on the 10th Triennale of Milan in 1954 where Tapio Wirkkala was awarded the Grand Prix for this design.

Price including VAT: € 2399

Marked

Tapio Wirkkala Iittala in diamondpen on the side.

 

Execution

Iittala glassworks, Finland circa 1955

Condition

This “feather” is in very good condition, some minor scratches on the bottom consistent with age and use.

Literature

Marianne Aav, TAPIO WIRKKALA eye, hand and thought: p. 272 (illustrated), p. 301

Dimensions

W. 11,3 cm
D. 30,5 cm
H. 4,5 cm

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