Tapio Wirkkala - Bolle Vase - Venini

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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.


“Bolle” bottle model 502 in two-tone brown free-blow glass with Incalmo technique. Designed 1966, executed by Venini glassworks.

Price including VAT: SOLD


Venini glassworks, Murano Italy


Vase is in good condition, some minor scratches consistent with age and use.


Marianne Aav, TAPIO WIRKKALA eye, hand and thought: p. 94, 100, 332


Venini - Italia


Detail van Tapio Wirkkala Bolle Vase


H. 16,5 cm. / 6.5 inch
Diam. 18,5 cm. / 7.3 inch

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