Tapio Wirkkala and modelnumber in diamondpen underneath the base.
Iittala, Finland circa 1965
These art-objects are in good vintage condition, some scratches consistent with age and use. Some small airbubbles in the glassmass. No chips or cracks.
Marianne Aav, Tapio Wirkkala eye, hand and thought: p. 310, 312
Tapio Wirkkala – A set of two Art-objects, model 3587 & 3589 – Iittala, Finland circa 1965
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Two turned mold-blown, cased blue and clear glass Art-objects. These Art-objects are model 3587 & 3589 in the oeuvre of Tapio Wirkkala. They were designed in 1959 and 1962 and handmade by the craftsmen at the Iittala glassworks in Finland circa 1965.
The bowl (model 3587) was made in only one size and in two colours (blue and lilac), between 1962 and 1966. The vase (model 3589) was made in four sizes and two colours between 1959 and 1966, the one in this set was the largest size produced of the four. Both objects are signed in diamondpen underneath the base: Tapio Wirkkala and the modelnumber.
About Tapio Wirkkala
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.