Vase 'Niva' by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala, Finland 1970s
Item e6372

A vintage 'Niva' (Rushing stream) vase designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala Glassworks in 1973. Mold blown crystal clear glass, marked with incised signature 'TW' on the base. An authentic piece of Finnish glass design of the 1970s.

Tapio Wirkkala (1915 – 1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor. He was one of the most famous post-war designers. Wirkkala's work ranges from designs of product packagings and metalware to glass, advertising grafics, ceramics, jewellery, furniture and plywood dishes. In 1946 he designed the iconic Kantarelli vase for Iittala. Wirkkala made designs for many companies such as Venini, Rosenthal, Asco Oy and others.

Height: 8.66" (22 cm)
Diameter: 2.95" (7.5 cm)

Literature Reference:
Werner Soderstrom, Tapio Wirkkala Eye, Hand and Thought, Helsinki 2000, Page 319
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