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The Finnish master of design Tapio Wirkkala ( 1915-1985 ) was unsurpassed in his skilful use of the most diverse materials for household and artware. Glass, wood, ceramics, porcelain, plastics and silver – all took shape in his hands. During his intensely creative period, which lasted over three decades, Tapio Wirkkala designed hundreds of beautiful objects in metal, unique in their distinction and purity of form. Before any erticle was ready for production, he studied its ergonomy meticulously, and of numerous products there exist prototypes made by Wirkkala himself.
Tapio Wirkkala received abundant recognition for his work as a designer both in Finland and abroad, including numerous Grand Prix at the Milan Triennales as well as the gold medal of President of Italy at the Faenza International Ceramics Competition in the years 1967-1973. Tapio Wirkkala was the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths in England in 1971. He was awarded the degree of doctor honoris causa at the London Royal College of Art in 1971 and the title of academician in 1972.

Kultakeskus Oy in Finland produces Wirkkala´s designs in silver, bronze, pewter and stainless steel.

Material: bronze
Length: 207 mm


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