Ovalis

Tapio Wirkkala would have celebrated his 100th birthday in 2015. To honor the legendary designer, who produced nearly four hundred glass objects over the forty years he worked with Iittala, the company highlighted some of Wirkkala’s most famous pieces as well as a few rare gems.

One of Wirkkala’s most significant designs, the Ovalis vase was created in 1958 and it showcases the optical qualities of glass. The mouth-blown vase, which comes in two sizes, was released in clear and gradient grey and bore an engraving to mark Wirkkala’s centennial as part of a special edition series.