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Wall Panel Designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Stockholm, SE
Veneer wood relief. Note: Only one panel is currently available. It is the panel to the far right in the first image. Measures: H 125 cm/ 4' 1 1/2" W 63 cm/ 2' 1 1/8" each panel.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Huge Rosenthal Glass Vase by Tapio Wirkkala 1950s, Germany / Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala, Rosenthal
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Huge sculptural iced, ribbed surface glass vase designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal, Germany in the 1950s. Signed to bottom with "Rosenthal".
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Vintage 1950s German Scandinavian Modern Glass

Materials

Art Glass

Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Littala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Glass leaf designed by Tapio Wirkkala circa 1955 for Littala.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Glass

  • Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Littala
  • Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Littala
  • Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Littala
  • Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Littala
H 1.97 in. W 4.73 in. D 11.82 in.
Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Designed for Asko, Finland in 1958. These tables are highly sought after and regarded as Tapio Wirkkala's most important production furniture. Made from hand-sculpted solid el...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Sofa Tables

Materials

Elm

  • Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table
  • Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table
  • Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table
  • Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table
H 19 in. W 46.5 in. D 23.5 in.
Tapio Wirkkala Folded Brass Pendant, Finland, 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Maastricht, NL
A rare folded brass pendant lamp by Tapio Wirkkala for Itsu.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Dish Designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Stockholm, SE
Dish designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1950s. Laminated birch. Signed. Measures: W 19.4 cm/ 7 2/3" L 36.7 cm/ 14 1/2".
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Birch

  • Dish Designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1950s
  • Dish Designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1950s
  • Dish Designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1950s
  • Dish Designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1950s
H 1.26 in. W 14.45 in. D 7.64 in.
Pair of Tapio Wirkkala Silver Candlesticks 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Copenhagen, DK
TAPIO WIRKKALA - SCANDINAVIAN MODERN A beautiful pair of silver candlesticks, model no. 89, were designed in 1957 by the famous Finnish multi designer Tapio Wirkkala. Artist signa...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Silver

Wonderful Tapio Wirkkala Plywood Leaf
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Munich, DE
Wonderful Tapio Wirkkala plywood leaf in 100% original condition. Manufactured by soinne et kni.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

Tapio Wirkkala "Iceberg" Vase 3825
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The iconic "Iceberg" vase by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala, Finland. This vase is an incredibly heavy still-mould blown solid crystal piece. Created by the Finnish master to resemb...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Crystal

  • Tapio Wirkkala "Iceberg" Vase 3825
  • Tapio Wirkkala "Iceberg" Vase 3825
  • Tapio Wirkkala "Iceberg" Vase 3825
  • Tapio Wirkkala "Iceberg" Vase 3825
H 7.75 in. W 7 in. D 8 in.
Pendant Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wirkkala designed a wide range of handsome, classically Modernist lamps for the Finnish art-glass company Iitala in the 1950s and 1960s. Retains the manufacturer's decal label.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Tapio Wirkkala for Asko Coffee Table, 1950s
By Asko, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Tapio Wirkkala Asko Finland birch and exotic wood veneer coffee table, circa 1958. Featuring a squared multi layered wood surface, supported by four chrome-plated steel legs and bras...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Steel

  • Tapio Wirkkala for Asko Coffee Table, 1950s
  • Tapio Wirkkala for Asko Coffee Table, 1950s
  • Tapio Wirkkala for Asko Coffee Table, 1950s
  • Tapio Wirkkala for Asko Coffee Table, 1950s
H 15.75 in. W 35.5 in. D 35.5 in.
'Nikke' Dining Chairs by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Tapio Wirkkala for Asko, set of dining chairs, black lacqeuered plywood and metal, Finland, 1950s Beautiful and large set of 'Nikke' chairs design by the Finnish designer Tapio Wirk...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

  • 'Nikke' Dining Chairs by Tapio Wirkkala
  • 'Nikke' Dining Chairs by Tapio Wirkkala
  • 'Nikke' Dining Chairs by Tapio Wirkkala
  • 'Nikke' Dining Chairs by Tapio Wirkkala
H 32.29 in. W 19.3 in. D 19.3 in.
Tapio Wirkkala's Snail bowl in silver
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A great little solid silver handworked "snail" bowl by Tapio Wirkkala for Kultakeskus Oy.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Decorative Bowls

Materials

Silver

Set of Serving Cutlery Designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Stockholm, SE
Set of serving cutlery designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1950s. A set of serving spoons and olive forks. Measures: Forks: L 26 cm/ 10 1/8" Spoons: L 36 cm/ 14 1/8" Pro...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Tableware

Materials

Wood

Tapio Wirkkala Large Iittala Glass Vase
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Sharon, CT
The largest version of this famous form. Opaque white and clear glass. Measures: 33 cm.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

  • Tapio Wirkkala Large Iittala Glass Vase
  • Tapio Wirkkala Large Iittala Glass Vase
  • Tapio Wirkkala Large Iittala Glass Vase
  • Tapio Wirkkala Large Iittala Glass Vase
H 33 in. W 24.5 in. D 11 in.
Tapio Wirkkala Plywood "Leaf" Dish, Large and Signed, 1950s, Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
Tapio Wirkkala "Leaf" dish in plywood, monogrammed to underside and in nice original condition. Made in the 1950s from Finland.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Molded Plywood Trays by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Two "Fincraft" molded plywood trays (one large, and one medium-sized), designed in the 1950s by Tapio Wirkkala for Soinne et Kni, Helsinki. Soinne was the same company which produced...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Plywood

  • Molded Plywood Trays by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Molded Plywood Trays by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Molded Plywood Trays by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Molded Plywood Trays by Tapio Wirkkala
H 16 in. W 21.5 in. D .7 in.
Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Such an unusual example of Tapio Wirkkala's coveted lighting. This model has an adjustable light source which is controlled by a sliding bar on the lamp head. Highly adjustabl...
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Floor Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Unusual Floor Lamp by Tapio Wirkkala
H 56 in. W 36 in. D 6 in.
Bowl Designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Soinne Et Kni, Finland, 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Stockholm, SE
Bowl designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Soinne Et Kni, Finland, 1950s. Aeroplane veneer. Signed TW. Measures: H 3.5 cm / 1 3/4" W 18,8 cm / 7 3/8" D 14.5 cm / 5 3/4".
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Birch

Exotic Wood Coffee Table by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A very exciting coffee table in rare woods by Tapio Wirkkala for Asko, circa 1958. This example has a taller base than most which is very well suited for the display of small obje...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Exotic Wood Coffee Table by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Exotic Wood Coffee Table by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Exotic Wood Coffee Table by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Exotic Wood Coffee Table by Tapio Wirkkala
H 22 in. W 49 in. D 24.5 in.
Tapio Wirkkala Iittala Finnish Modernist Kanttarelli Vase
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Pasadena, CA
Iittala Kanttarelli vase designed by Tapio Wirkkala. Vase measures 5" by 4.5" and is signed on the bottom Tapio Wirkkala, Iitala. In very good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Glass

Materials

Glass

Two Beautiful Glass ‘Suomi’ Pendants by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Echt, NL
Set of Tapio Wirkkala ‘Suomi’ pendants in very good condition. Handblown glass. Made of two pieces, an opaline inner shade which is covered with a transparent grey colored glass sh...
Category

20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Metal

Vase Designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1957
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Stockholm, SE
Sterling silver.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Sterling Silver

  • Vase Designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1957
  • Vase Designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1957
  • Vase Designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1957
  • Vase Designed by Tapio Wirkkala, Finland, 1957
H 9.45 in. W 3.55 in. D 1.58 in.
Tapio Wirkkala, Rare Leaf Inlay Coffee Table
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in San Francisco, CA
A rare coffee table designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Asko with three leaf pattern inlays of laminated padouk, birch, hazelwood and maple. Denmark, circa 1950s.  
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Tables

Materials

Oak, Birch

Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Tea Service for Hopeakeskus
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Houston, TX
Tapio Wirkkala. Coffee service TW 182-184, Finland, 1958, Hopeakeskus, copper, teak and inside silver plate. Measures: 5 D x 20.5 H in. 12.7 D x 52.07 H cm. Coffee pot, ...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Copper, Silver Plate

1950s Molded Exotic Wood Chairs in Style of Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Gorgeous set of 4 molded plywood chairs with exotic wood grain, circa 1950s. Black enameled legs. Stackable and extremely comfortable.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs

Materials

Wood

Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala Kalvolan Kanto Vase
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in New York, NY
Signed Tapio "Wirkkala 3241" for Iittala glass vase. Classic form, retains original label. Perfect condition, nice vintage example.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Art Glass

Rare Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table for Asko
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A great example of Tapio Wirkkala's iconic coffee table for Asko Finland. This piece has two leaf motif decorations on the tabletop. Branded Asko.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Rare Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table for Asko
  • Rare Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table for Asko
  • Rare Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table for Asko
  • Rare Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table for Asko
H 15.75 in. W 49 in. D 25 in.
Tapio Wirkkala Dining Chairs 'Nikke' with Metal Frames
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Tapio Wirkkala for Asko, dining chairs, black lacquered plywood, metal, Finland, 1950s Beautiful 'Nikke' dining chairs design by the Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala. This model is...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Metal

Wonderful Rythmic Veneer Coffee Table by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Munich, DE
Rarest variation of this table. Very rare size ands unusual wood legs. Branded Asko stamp.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Wood

Finnish Glass 1950s Vase by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala
By Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala
Located in Stockholm, SE
Beautiful hand blown glass vase by Tapio Wirkkala. Twisted form with a flow of air bubbles caught inside. Striking appearance of movement, like a current.
Category

Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Glass

Materials

Glass

Rare Tapio Wirkkala 'Leaf' Coffee Table Asko Finland 1950s
By Asko, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
A rare coffee table designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Asko Finland 1950's African Padouk veneered top with two leaf pattern inlays of laminated Birch, Hazelwood and Maple Nickel fin...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Brass, Nickel

Tapio Wirkkala Opaline Glass Pendant for Idman, Finland, 1950s
By Idman, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Tapio Wirkkala model 51129 pendant for Idman, made of an opaline glass inward curved diffuser, a brass ceiling mount and a beautiful brass ring at the top. Just the little detail t...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Tapio Wirkkala Kantarelli Vase, Art Glass Object by Iittala Oy, Finland, 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Utrecht, NL
Line etched glass "Kantarelli" vase by Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala. Unique mouth blown and hand line etched object made at Iittala Oy, Finland during the 1950s. Part of the "Ka...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Blown Glass

Pair of 1950s Tapio Wirkkala Folded Leaf Bowls, Art Glass Iittala Oy, Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Utrecht, NL
Pair of 1950s Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala Oy, Finland Line etched folded leaf bowls. Part of the "Kantarelli" series that by Tapio Wirkkala originally designed in 1946. From this collect...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Glass

Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table for Asko
By Tapio Wirkkala, Asko
Located in Pawtucket, RI
A laminated birch and teak coffee table by Tapio Wirkkala for Asko.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel

  • Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table for Asko
  • Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table for Asko
  • Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table for Asko
  • Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table for Asko
H 17.25 in. W 49 in. D 24.5 in.
Large Quantity Old Stock by Tapio Wirkkala 4617 Pendants, Iittala, Finland 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Maastricht, NL
Old stock pendant lamps designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala. White inner shade with stone grey outer glass shade. Perfect condition. We have a large quantity of various models o...
Category

Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass

Tapio Wirkkala Glass Vase Produced by Iittala in Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare glass vase designed by Tapio Wirkkala. Produced by Iittala in Finland.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Laminated Plywood and Iron Low Table by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Laminated plywood and iron low table by Tapio Wirkkala for ASKO.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Iron

Pair of 1950s Line Etched Vases Art Glass by Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala Oy Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Utrecht, NL
Pair of line etched vases by Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala unique mouth blown pieces made by Iittala Oy, Finland. Part of the "Kantarelli" series that by Tapio Wirkkala originally ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

Tapio Wirkkala Tray Produced by Soinne et Kni in Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare tray designed by Tapio Wirkkala. Produced by Soinne et Kni in Finland.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Birch, Laminate

Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Table Model 9020 by Asko in Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare coffee table model 9020 designed by Tapio Wirkkala. Produced by Asko in Finland.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Glass, Oak

Tapio Wirkkala Glass Vases Kantarelli Produced by Iittala in Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare pair of Kantarelli glass vases designed by Tapio Wirkkala. Produced by Iittala in Finland.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

1956 Tapio Wirkkala TW-4 Leaf Shaped Dish by Kultakeskus Oy
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Utrecht, NL
Refined leaf shaped dish from 1956 by Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) for Kultakeskus Oy, Finland. The dish is fully signed with all required hallmarks, as followed: TW ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Silver

Occasional Table “Rhythmic Plywood” Designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Asko, Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Stockholm, SE
Birch. Very rare example with plywood legs. Measures: H: 40 cm/ 1' 3 3/4" L: 124 cm/ 4' 7/8" W: 62 cm/ 2' 3/8.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Birch, Plywood

Tapio Wirkkala Glass Tray Model 3369-3869 by Iittala in Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare glass tray model 3369-3869 designed by Tapio Wirkkala. Produced by Iittala in Finland. Signed and dated TAPIO WIRKKALA IITTALA -58.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Glass

Materials

Glass

Rosewood and Inlaid Wood Coffee Table by Tapio Wirkkala for Asko
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Stockholm, SE
Stunning coffee table by Tapio Wirkkala, with a rosewood top inlayed with an oval shape of contrasting wood that has a growth ring-like pattern. Exquisitely restored. Sturdy base mad...
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Beech, Rosewood

Tapio Wirkkala Hanging Teak Lamp with Red Vistosi Glass Shade, 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala, Vistosi
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Scandinavian Modern Tapio Wirkkala Teak hanging pendant with red glass Vistosi shade. Featuring a suspended turned teak rod supporting a rounded, angular Tomato Red glass Vistosi sha...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Glass, Teak

Tapio Wirkkala, Three Mold-Blown Crystal Art-Objects, Iittala, Finland, 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala
Located in EL Waalre, NL
Tapio Wirkkala, Three mold-blown Crystal Art-objects, Iittala, Finland, 1950s Artist Tapio Wirkkala (1915 Hanko, Finland - 1985 Helsinki, Finland) A giant of Finnish design, Wirkkal...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Crystal

Tapio Wirkkala Glass Vase Model Kantarelli, Produced by Iittala in Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare Kantarelli glass vase designed by Tapio Wirkkala. Produced by Iittala in Finland.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

1950s Brown Wooden Coffee Table by Tapio Wirkkala 'c'
By Finn Juhl, Asko, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Veneered tabletop, brass base, Tapio Wirkkala for Asko, Finland, 1958. Fantastic coffee table designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1958. The veneered tabletop comes with a wooden inlay i...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Glass-Brass Pendant Three-Light Cylinder White Stripe Shades, Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Antwerp, BE
A large 1950s glass pendant from Finland in good condition. The lamp has a white round stripe glass shades connected the lamp with a metal black lacquered holder. Rewired for US.   
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass

Tapio Wirkkala "Sol Lunaire" Metal Candlestick, France, 1959
By Christofle, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Milan, IT
This incredible "Sol Lunaire" candelabra was designed by Tapio Wirkkala and produced by the French silversmith company Christofle in 1959 A celebration of the moon, which can be tra...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Candlesticks

Materials

Metal

1950s Brown Wooden Coffee Table by Tapio Wirkkala 'd'
By Finn Juhl, Asko, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Veneered table top, metal base, Tapio Wirkkala for Asko, Finland, 1958. Fantastic coffee table designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1958. The veneered table top comes with a three wooden...
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Metal

Tapio Wirkkala Large Tray Produced by Soinne et Kni in Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Malmo, SE
Very rare and large tray designed by Tapio Wirkkala. Produced by Soinne et Kni in Finland.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Birch

Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala, Clear Art Glass Vase with Engraved Decoration, 1957
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala. Clear art glass vase with engraved decoration in the form of stripes. Signed Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala, 1957.  Finland. Finnish design. Measures...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Glass

Tapio Wirkkala Table Lamp Model KD-11 by Idman in Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare table lamp / wall lamp model KD-11 Tapio Wirkkala. Produced by Idman in Finland.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Small Vase in Glass by Tapio Wirkkala, 1956
By Iittala, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in New York, NY
Small vase in glass. Designed by Tapio Wirkkala and produced by Iittala glassworks, Finland, 1956.  
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Modern Vases

Materials

Glass

1950s Brown Wooden Pair of Leaf Dishes by Tapio Wirkkala
By Finn Juhl, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Very delicate set of two leaf-shaped wooden dishes made of birch plywood, designed by eminent Tapio Wirkkala. Wirkkala was a Finnish designer and sculptor and a leading figure of pos...
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Plywood, Birch

Tapio Wirkkala Brass and Metal Table or Wall Lamp for Itsu, Finland, 1950s
By Itsu, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Tapio Wirkkala table or wall lamp for Itsu. The lamp is made of a black lacquered metal base with a perforated brass shade. The lamp rests on a brass ball with ring, which can also...
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Metal, Brass

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Tapio Wirkkala 1950 For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the tapio wirkkala 1950 you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, glass and wood, every tapio wirkkala 1950 was constructed with great care. There are many kinds of the tapio wirkkala 1950 you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right tapio wirkkala 1950, those designed in Scandinavian Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made tapio wirkkala 1950 over the years, but those crafted by Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala and Asko are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Tapio Wirkkala 1950?

Prices for a tapio wirkkala 1950 can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $250 and can go as high as $33,728, while the average can fetch as much as $3,009.

Tapio Wirkkala Biography and Important Works

Along with architect Alvar Aalto, the designer Tapio Wirkkala was Finland’s leading contributor to the Scandinavian interpretation of modernism in the mid-20th century. Prolific and innovative, Wirkkala excelled in a wide range of fields, including glass, furniture, porcelain, jewelry and tableware. The hallmark of his talent was an ability to impart a craft aesthetic based on natural forms — leaves, ice, bubbles, birds — to industrially produced designs.

A native of Helsinki, Wirkkala studied at the national School of Applied Arts and took up a career in graphic design. After serving in the Finnish army during World War II, he joined the glassmaking firm Iittala, an association that would continue to the end of his life. Wirkkala learned every aspect of glassmaking in keeping with his belief that an artist-designer should be involved in all stages of production. His best-known works for Iittala are vases and drinking vessels that resemble either carved ice or icicles. In 1956, Wirkkala began a long relationship with the porcelain maker Rosenthal, for whom he designed elegant table pieces, such as the Finlandia coffee service and the biomorphic Pollo vases. 

House Beautiful magazine declared Wirkkala’s Leaf platter the “most beautiful object” of 1951. (The acclaim led to his brief employment stint with industrial designer Raymond Loewy in New York.) That platter was one of the first designs Wirkkala made using laminated sheets of plywood sanded to a smooth surface that resembles an abstract leaf. It would go on to become a motif in many Wirkkala furniture pieces — most notably in inlaid coffee tables for Asko — and in a sense these are the works most emblematic of his personal aesthetic. Wirkkala was a traditionalist in many ways, but he had a modernist’s practical approach, incorporating his leaf-like spirals into simple, functional objects. That is the core attraction of Wirkkala’s designs: They stand out with a striking, sculptural energy yet blend in as part of a warm and comfortable decor.