Tapio Wirkkala - A rare Neosin coloured glass art-object / vase, Model 3537 - Iittala, Finland 1967
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.
A rare turned-mold blown, art-object / vase, model 3537. Made in Neosin coloured glass. Designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1967.
Neosin glass has a remarkable property in that it is both blue and pink, depending on the angle and type of lighting. Iittala glassworks only used Neosin glass between 1966 and 1969.
This art object is model 3537 in the oeuvre of the Finnish master and was released in serial production in one size, namely 23 cm high. It is rather rare because these objects remained in production with the Iittala glassworks for only one year (1967).
Price including VAT: Sold
Iittala glassworks, Finland, 1967
This object is in good vintage condition, some minor scratches and wear consistent with age and use. No cracks or chips.
Marianne Aav, Tapio Wirkkala eye, hand and thought: p. 315
H. 23 cm
Diam. 20 cm
Weight 2396 grams