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Hourglass by Tapio Wirkkala

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In the mid-1960s a small number of these exquisite hourglass cubes -- designed by Finnish design legend Tapio Wirkkala -- were made with great precision of clear acrylic and white sand to raise money for the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare. The label (also designed by Wirkkala) reads "Hetkinen Lapselle", which in Finnish means: "a moment for a child". Literature: Tapio Wirkkala: Eye, hand and thought, Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki, illustrated pg. 377

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    H 3.15 in. x W 3.15 in. x D 3.15 in.H 8.01 cm x W 8.01 cm x D 8.01 cm
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU809114532682
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