Iittala Tapio

Sherry 9cl 2pcs

Tapio Wirkkala was a pioneer of modern Finnish industrial art. His vast portfolio spans from furniture and product design to creating banknotes for Finnish treasury. But glass held a special significance for Wirkkala. Wirkkala’s groundbreaking glass art is displayed throughout the world including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Versatile and functional, the mouthblown 2pc Tapio sherry set features the designer’s unique ‘stick blowing’ technique. The stunning silhouette is showcased by a single air bubble suspended in the stem. An elegant detail on any table. Hand wash.

Product Article Number
1008520
EAN
6411929500467
Width
7.3 cm
Length
7.3 cm
Height
8.3 cm
Weight
0.1305 kg
Volume
9 cl
  • Manufactured at Iittala glass factory
  • Material: Glass
  • Hand wash only
Tapio

Tapio Wirkkala is considered synonymous with modern Finnish design. He excelled in the art of glassmaking, introducing the now widely used ‘stick blowing’ method, making a bubble with a wet wood stick in 1953. Tapio glasses were designed for the 1954 Milan Triennial with the series staying in continuous production for longer than any other Finnish glasses. Versatile and functional, Tapio glasses are an excellent addition to any home.

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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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