Tapio Wirkkala – A “Triennaali” (Triennale) pendant, model K2-40 – Idman / Iittala, Finland 1960’s


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A “Triennaali” pendant / hanging lamp, model K2-40. Designed by Tapio Wirkkala for the Finnish section at the Milan Triennale of 1951. Executed by Iittala in collaboration with Idman.

The satin finished, opalescent glass lampshade was made by the famous Finnish glassworks Iittala. The shade is crowned with a brass plate on top.

The “Triennaali” pendant was produced between 1951 and 1981 and has since not been in production. Our estimation is that this pendant has been produced in the late 1950’s or in the 1960’s.



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. Neosin Neosin

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.


unmarked but well documented


Idman in collaboration with Iittala – late 1960's


The pendant is in good vintage condition. No chips or cracks in the shade.

We replaced the wiring, for safety reason. The original bulb socket has been preserved.

The original ceiling rose unfortunately wasn't there anymore when we bought the lamp so we will supply a new ceiling rose / cap for your convenience.


Marianne Aav, TAPIO WIRKKALA eye, hand and thought: p. 284 (illustrated), p. 384


Height 29,5 cm
Diameter 23,5 cm

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