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Large ‘Stellaria’ Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala

€680

Item Description

Large Tapio Wirkkala Stellaria bowl #3450 by Iittala in mould-blown clear glass. Engraved: Tapio Wirkkala 3450. Marked with a remnant of an Iittala sticker.
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. 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.
In 1946, Wirkkala won his first design award in a competition sponsored by Iittala that would mark a lifelong relationship with lasting effects on his career and the company. As Iittala’s artistic director, Wirkkala’s unique artistic vision helped establish the company’s global reputation. Throughout his legendary career, the uniquely talented artist created more than four hundred glass objects for Iittala, many of which, like the Ultima Thule and Tapio series remain popular today.

Additional Information

Materials

Glass

Condition

Excellent Excellent condition.

Measurements

Height: 5.32 in (13.5 cm) Diameter: 8.27 in (21 cm)

Creation Date

1960s