• Iittala exclusive

Iittala Chanterelle

Vase 210mm

Legendary artist Tapio Wirkkala’s Kantarelli vase takes its name and shape from the chanterelle mushrooms that cover his native Finland. Shortly after its creation, the striking mouthblown glass art piece won the 1951 Milan Triennial and became a part of the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In the decades since, the Kantarelli vase has become an icon of Scandinavian design for its stunning balance between function and form. The master craftsmen at the Iittala Glass Factory use the wheel-engraved technique on every unique mouthblown vase. The undulating lip combines with the delicate lines cut into the surface to create a dynamic design that creates memorable impact.

Product Article Number
18.5 cm
17.5 cm
21 cm
0.8 kg
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Mouthblown glass
  • Wipe with a soft, dry cloth

Inspired by the mushroom, Tapio Wirkkala’s Chanterelle vase is one of the greatest pieces of Scandinavian design. Created in 1947, it won the prestigious Grand Prix at the 1951 Milan Triennial. It is a careful balance between function and sculpture, with the incised repetitive lines in the body and the undulating lip creating a dynamic form. A sculptor and woodcarver, Wirkkala’s designs reflect his passion for the natural forms found in his native Finnish landscape. The Chanterelle is a strikingly elegant piece of art glass that is mouth-blown using the wheel-engraved technique. 

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Iittala's designer Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala

Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was a multitalented design genius, widely considered a leading figure of modern Finnish industrial art. Wirkkala's wide ranging portfolio spans from glass, furniture and product design to sculpture, city planning, art, graphics and even creating banknotes for the Finnish treasury. As his reputation grew internationally, Wirkala exhibited throughout the world but he was a recluse by nature. His favorite place was a spot so remote within the deep woodlands of middle Finland that helicopters delivered prototypes to his hut since no car could reach him. It was in nature that he found his much loved solitude and the inspiration for forms that industry could produce or artwork could create. Throughout his incredibly productive career, Wirkkala received numerous awards including three gold medals at the Milan Triennale, the Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal and the Prince Eugen Medal.

Wirkkala has designed a range of home products for Iittala with his Chanterelle, Gaissa, Ultima Thule and Tapio Collections. 

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