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Scandinavian Modern Tapio Wirkkala Two Blue Clear Glass Art Objects Handblown

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Tapio Wirkkala, Two glass-objects, model 3587 & 3589, Iittala, Finland, circa 1965 Two turned mold-blown, cased blue and clear glass Art-objects. These Art-objects are model 3587 & 3589 in the oeuvre of Tapio Wirkkala. They were designed in 1959 and 1962 and handmade by the craftsmen at the Iittala glassworks in Finland circa 1965. The bowl (model 3587) was made in only one Size and in two colours (blue and lilac), between 1962 and 1966. The vase (model 3589) was made in four sizes and the same two colours between 1959 and 1966. The vase in this set was the largest Size produced. Both objects are signed in diamondpen underneath the base: Tapio Wirkkala and the modelnumber. 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. Condition These art-objects are in good vintage condition, some scratches consistent with age and use. Some small airbubbles in the glassmass. No chips or cracks. Literature Marianne Aav, Tapio Wirkkala eye, hand and thought: p. 310, 312 Dimensions Model 3587 Height 9 cm Diameter 23,5 cm Weight 1934 grams Model 3589 Height 21 cm Diameter 13,7 cm Weight 1662 grams Worldwide Complimentary Shipping included.
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