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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
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  • Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Littala
H 1.97 in. W 4.73 in. D 11.82 in.
Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Dish
By Finn Juhl, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Rare leaf dish designed by Tapio Wirkkala. A leading figure of Post-war European design, Finnish designer and sculptor. The wood rings in two colors on Tapio Wirkkala’s laminated ply...
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Birch, Plywood

  • Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Dish
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  • Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Dish
H 1.19 in. W 7.49 in. D 14.57 in.
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.
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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

Vintage Scandinavian Tapio Wirkkala Glass Leaf Collection
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Dallas, TX
A nice collection of three vintage art objects created by Tapio Wirkkala for iittala. The two smaller leaf bowls have a delicately incised veining and the larger is etched on the top...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Art Glass

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 Finnish Hand Carved Leaf Platter
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in La Grange, IL
Tapio Wirkkala Finnish Hand Carved Leaf Platter This piece measures: 6.5 wide x 4.5 deep x 1.25 inches high This platter is in excellent vintage condition. Each piece is carefully ...
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Wood

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

Tapio Wirkkala Finnish Silver Leaf Shape Handled Bon Bon Dish
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A stunning mid-century Finnish silver leaf shaped handled bon bon dish designed by Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) dated 1965. The dish is of a simple leaf shaped design formed like a hea...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

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 ...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Silver

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...
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Glass

Tapio Wirkkala Line Cut Leaf Art Glass Objects/Bowls, Signed
By Iittala, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in East Hampton, NY
This lovely and signed set of four glass pieces produced by Iittala in line cut engraved forms. Three of the larger bowls have full and distinct signatures along the edges. These exq...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Desk Sets

Materials

Glass

1950s Brown Wooden Pair of Leaf Dishes by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala, Finn Juhl
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...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Plywood, Birch

Tapio Wirkkala Pair of 'Leaf' Dishes in Silver for Kultakeskus Oy, 1959 - 1960
By Kultakeskus Oy, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An elegant pair of leaf form dishes, models TW-5 (l.) and TW-4 (r.), designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Kultakeskus Oy. Both are in fine condition with all requisite hallmarks and "TW" s...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Organic Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Silver

Tapio Wirkalla, Set of All Sizes “leaf” Art-Object, Model 3337, Ittala, 1950s
By Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala
Located in EL Waalre, NL
Tapio Wirkalla, set of all sizes “leaf” Art-object, model 3337, Ittala, 1950s Artist Tapio Wirkkala (1915 Hanko, Finland - 1985 Helsinki, Finland) A giant of Finnish design, Wirkka...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Crystal

Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Platter
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rare large handmade carved and laminated birch leaf platter by Tapio Wirkkala and produced by Soinne et Kni. Rarely seen form and size.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Tableware

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  • Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Platter
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  • Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Platter
H 1.5 in. W 12 in. D 6.5 in.
Large Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Tray
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Rare handmade carved and laminated birch large leaf tray by Tapio Wirkkala and produced by Soinne et Kni.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

  • Large Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Tray
  • Large Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Tray
  • Large Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Tray
  • Large Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Tray
H 1.5 in. W 11.25 in. D 9 in.
Large Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Dish
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Pawtucket, RI
Beautiful hand laminated birch leaf dish by Tapio Wirkkala. Produced by Soine et Kni of Finland. Signed with impressed monogram "TW' to bottom.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Serving Pieces

  • Large Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Dish
  • Large Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Dish
  • Large Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Dish
  • Large Tapio Wirkkala Leaf Dish
H 1.25 in. W 14.25 in. D 7.5 in.
Leaf Tray by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in New York, NY
A fine example of Wirkkala's leaf tray, proclaimed "the most beautiful object of 1951" by House Beautiful while on display at the IX Triennale in Milan, is finely crafted from lamina...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Serving Bowls

  • Leaf Tray by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Leaf Tray by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Leaf Tray by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Leaf Tray by Tapio Wirkkala
H 1 in. W 16.75 in. D 8.5 in.
Large Tapio Wirkkala comb cut leaf vase
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A very nice example of Wirkkala's iconic leaf form comb cut vase for Iittala.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Vases

Materials

Blown Glass, Cut Glass

Large Tapio Wirkkala comb cut leaf vase
H 8.75 in. W 2.5 in. D 2 in.
Carved Plywood "Leaf" Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by a visit to factory where high-speed airplane propellers were made from blocks of finely laminated birch plywood, Finnish design giant Tapio Wirkkala adapted the labor-int...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Serving Bowls

Ulta Rare Tapio Wirkkala Wood Leaf Platter 1951
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Munich, DE
one of the icons of design. designed by tapio wirkkala in 1951 and awarded with the gold metal at the fair in milan as " most beautiful object of the world ". manufactured by soinne ...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Platters and Serveware

  • Ulta Rare Tapio Wirkkala Wood Leaf Platter 1951
  • Ulta Rare Tapio Wirkkala Wood Leaf Platter 1951
  • Ulta Rare Tapio Wirkkala Wood Leaf Platter 1951
  • Ulta Rare Tapio Wirkkala Wood Leaf Platter 1951
H 1.11 in. W 18.9 in. D 9.65 in.
Leaf Tray by Tapio Wirkkala
Located in New York, NY
A fine example of Wirkkala's leaf tray, proclaimed "the most beautiful object of 1951" by House Beautiful while on display at the IX Triennale in Milan, is finely crafted from lamina...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Centerpieces

  • Leaf Tray by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Leaf Tray by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Leaf Tray by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Leaf Tray by Tapio Wirkkala
H 1 in. W 16.75 in. D 8.5 in.
Tapio Wirkkala Lead Crystal Leaf Dish
Located in San Francisco, CA
Lead crystal, comb cut, leaf dish designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1956 and mfg by Iittala of Finland. Priced from $2500.00
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Vintage 1950s Glass

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  • Tapio Wirkkala Lead Crystal Leaf Dish
  • Tapio Wirkkala Lead Crystal Leaf Dish
H 2 in. W 12.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Stunning Figured Walnut and Birch "Leaf" Cocktail Table, Finland
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning figured walnut and birch "leaf" cocktail table, Finland, superior quality and construction. Wonderful figured walnut top, handsome turned birch dowel legs.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Birch, Walnut

Art Glass Object (Glass Leaf) by Tapio Wirkkala
By Iittala, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Houston, TX
Tapio Wirkkala Model nr. 3337 Art glass object (glass leaf) Iittala Finland; 1957 Mould-blown and line-cut glass ca. 24.2 cm x 20.2 cm x 6.6 cm Literature: Tapio Wirkkala:...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Centerpieces

Materials

Art Glass

Early Tapio Wirkkala Pair of Large Glass Comb Cut Leaf Bowls, 1954
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Dronten, NL
Tapio Wirkkala pair of large glass comb cut leaf bowls designed in 1954 for Iittala. Original 1950s examples. One bowl is inscribed Tapio Wirkkala - Iittala, 1957, the other bowl Tap...
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Glass

Materials

Glass

1950s Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala Finnish Studio Art Glass Figural Leaf Bowl Dish
By Iittala, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in San Diego, CA
Great original modernist Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala studio art glass leaf bowl/dish. Great engraved pattern and is signed on the bottom. In excellent original condition. No chips, no...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Decorative Bowls

Materials

Art Glass

Tapio Wirkkala, Sterling Silver Leaf-Shaped Bowl, Model TW 4, Kultakeskus, 1963
By Kultakeskus Oy, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in EL Waalre, NL
Tapio Wirkkala - Sterling silver leaf-shaped bowl, model TW 4 - Kultakeskus Oy, Finland 1963 Artist Tapio Wirkkala (1915 Hanko, Finland - 1985 Helsinki, Finland) A giant of Finni...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Wirkkala Leaf In Bronze
By Kultakeskus Oy, Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Maastricht, NL
Bronze leaf bowl by Tapio Wirkkala for Kultakeskus Oy, Finland. Great patina and marked. We have several bowls by Wirkkala available. Please also see our other listings. We can sh...
Category

Vintage 1970s Finnish Serving Bowls

Materials

Bronze

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  • Wirkkala Leaf In Bronze
H 1.38 in. W 5.52 in. D 4.34 in.

Tapio Wirkkala Leaf For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic tapio wirkkala leaf available at 1stDibs. A tapio wirkkala leaf — often made from glass, birch and metal — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a tapio wirkkala leaf — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A tapio wirkkala leaf is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Scandinavian Modern and Mid-Century Modern styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made tapio wirkkala leaf over the years, but those crafted by Tapio Wirkkala, Iittala and Kultakeskus Oy are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Tapio Wirkkala Leaf?

A tapio wirkkala leaf can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,651, while the lowest priced sells for $550 and the highest can go for as much as $25,118.

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.