Tapio Wirkkala - A crystal Art-object Model 3327 - Iittala Finland circa 1955
Tapio Wirkkala (1915 Hanko, Finland - 1985 Helsinki, Finland) A giant of Finnish design, Tapio 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.
A turned mold-blown crystal Art-object with vertical cut lines. This Art-object is model 3327 in the oeuvre of Tapio Wirkkala. It was designed in 1950 and hand made by the craftsmen at the Iittala glassworks in Finland circa 1950.
These art-objects were made between 1950 and 1959 in a single sizes. It is signed in diamondpen on the upper side.
Price including VAT: Sold
Signed in diamondpen on the side: Tapio Wirkkala - Iittala
Iittala, Finland circa 1955
This Art object is in good condition, Some minor scratches underneath the base consistent with age and use. No cracks or chips.
Marianne Aav, Tapio Wirkkala eye, hand and thought: p. 298
Height 7 cm
Width 12.3 cm
Depth 10.9 cm
Weight 1023 grams