Posted 3 months ago
VINTAGE TAPIO WIRKKALA FOR IITTALA -FINLAND
A stunning vase ive found online on friday , very beautiful tapio vase from iittala , its called the Sointu vase , made in finland . im guessing late 1950's to early 1960's , theres engraving on the bottom marked "506" .
_____________TAPIO WIRKKALA FOR ITTALA___________
Born in Hanko, Finland. Tapio Wirkkala is known as the versatile genius of design. His contribution to design includes everything from glass products to the design of banknotes and graphic art. During his career, Wirkkala has participated in many interntional exhibitions, as well as being the artistic director of the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki for many years. He has won a large number of awards, including three gold medals at the Triennale in Milan in 1951, followed by another three in 1954.