Tapio Wirkkala - A crystal art-object "Tokio", model 3577 - Iittala, Finland 1954

TW 3577 Website-2
TW 3577 Website-8
TW 3577 Website-6

Tapio Wirkkala - A crystal art-object "Tokio", model 3577 - Iittala, Finland 1954

Mold formed, hot cut crystal art-object “Tokio”, model 3576. Designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1954.

The airbubble was created by sticking a wet wooden stick into the hot glass. The water on the wood evaporated and created the bubble.

This art-object was introduced during the Milan Triennale in 1954 and was produced in two sizes (14 cm and 17,5 cm) by the Finish glassworks Iittala between 1954 and 1960.

This particular "Tokio" was produced in 1954 and therefore is a rare piece made in the first year it was produced and the same year it was produced.

Price including VAT

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.

Iittala glassworks Finland 1954

Scroll naar boven