Tapio Wirkkala - A glass Art-object Model 3502 - Iittala Finland circa 1965
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. glass art
A glass art 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 still mold-blown, cased blue and clear glass Art-object / Vase, partly sandblasted and partly polished. This Art-object is model 3502 in the oeuvre of Tapio Wirkkala. Designed in 1959 it remained in production between 1959 and 1969.
It was made in two colours (grey and blue) and three different sizes. This particular object is a fully marked smallest sized blue example.
Price including VAT: Sold
Signed in diamondpen underneath the base: Tapio Wirkkala - Iittala - 3502
Iittala, Finland between 1959 and 1969
This Art object is in fair condition, Some minor scratches underneath the base consistent with age and use. A small chip and minor notch on one side.
Marianne Aav, Tapio Wirkkala eye, hand and thought: p. 309
Height 15.5 cm
Width 11.1 cm
Depth 8.8 cm
Weight 1256 grams