Tapio Wirkkala - Complete Set of all the three sizes of Crystal Art-object "Leaf" model 3337 - Iittala Finland circa 1955
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.
Three free blown, hot formed, comb-cut crystal Art objects “leaf”, model 3337. Designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1952 and executed by Iittala glassworks between 1952-1960.
Model 3337 was produced in three variants (75, 180 and 240mm) This is a complete set of all the available sizes ever produced.
All three are signed in diamondpen on the side.
Price including VAT: EUR 2199
Iittala glassworks, Finland 1950's
Tapio Wirkkala Iittala in diamondpen on the side.
Tapio Wirkkala iittala '55 (1955) in diamondpen on the side.
Tapio Wirkkala iittala '54 (1954) in diamondpen on the side.
All “leafs” are in very good condition, some minor scratches underneath the base, consistent with age and use. Some tiny airbubbles captured in the crystal during production. No chips or cracks.
Marianne Aav, TAPIO WIRKKALA eye, hand and thought: p. 301
W. 25,3 cm.
D. 21,5 cm.
H. 6,0 cm.
W. 19 cm.
D. 14,8 cm.
H. 3,9 cm.
W. 7,4 cm.
D. 6,4 cm.
H. 3,0 cm.