Tapio Wirkkala - A set of six silver “Trumpetti” candlesticks, model TW 284 in three different sizes - Kultakeskus, Finland
A set of six silver “Trumpetti” candlesticks, model TW 284 in three different sizes. Designed Tapio Wirkkala in 1963. Executed by Kultakeskus Oy in 1987 (largest size pair), 1978 (middle size pair) and 2006 (the smallest size pair).
This model candlesticks were made in 4 different sizes, this pair consists of three of the sizes.
The candlesticks have a completely smooth surface and run in a diabolo shape from the base to the chalice. A standard size candle fits all candlesticks.
Price including VAT: Sold
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.