Tapio Wirkkala - Complete Set of all the three sizes of Crystal Art-object "Leaf" model 3337 - Iittala Finland circa 1955

TW leafs gradueel web (7 van 20)
TW leafs gradueel web (12 van 20)
TW leafs gradueel web (17 van 20)

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

Three free blown, hot formed, comb-cut crystal Art objects “leaf”, model 3337. Designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1952 and executed by Iittala glassworks between 1952-1960.

Model 3337 was produced in three variants (75, 180 and 240mm) This is a complete set of all the available sizes ever produced.

Price including VAT: EUR 2749

Execution

Iittala glassworks, Finland 1950's

Marked

Largest size

Tapio Wirkkala Iittala in diamondpen on the side.

Middle size

Tapio Wirkkala iittala '55 (1955) in diamondpen on the side.

Smallest size

Tapio Wirkkala iittala '54 (1954) in diamondpen on the side.

Condition

All “leafs” are in very good condition, some minor scratches on the bottom consistent with age and use. Some tiny airbubbles captured in the crystal during production. No chips or cracks. 

Literature

Marianne Aav, TAPIO WIRKKALA eye, hand and thought: p. 301

Dimensions

Biggest size

W. 25,3 cm.
D. 21,5 cm.
H. 6,0 cm.

Middle size

W. 19 cm.
D. 14,8 cm.
H. 3,9 cm.

Smallest size

W. 7,4 cm.
D. 6,4 cm.
H. 3,0 cm.

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