Tapio Wirkkala - Vase model 3523 - Iittala, Finland

Wirkkala 3523 web-02761
Wirkkala

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

Rare moldblown crystal Art Object / Vase with vertical cut lines, model 3523. Designed in 1947 by Tapio Wirkkala, executed by Iittala glassworks in 1955. This particular model was only produced between 1951-1960 and is the tallest of the two variants in the catalog (the smaller has a height of 10 cm)

Price including VAT: SOLD

Execution

Iittala glassworks, Finland 1955

Condition

Vase is in very good condition, some minor scratches under the foot consistent with age and use.

Literature

Marianne Aav, TAPIO WIRKKALA eye, hand and thought: p. 295

Marked

Tapio Wirkkala Iittala-55 in diamondpen underneath the foot

Marks

Dimensions

H. 15 cm. / 5.9 inch
W. 23,5 cm. / 9.3 inch
D. 20,3 cm. / 8 inch

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