Venini Vase 'Lapponi', Designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1968
Item e7146

A rare vase of the Lapponi (laplanders) series designed in 1968 by Tapio Wirkkala for Venini. Thin red and smoke grey glass hot fused with incalmo technique. Incised signature "venini italia tw" on the base. A rare authentic piece of Wirkkalas famous designs for Venini. Venini model number 500.1.

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.

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Height: 10.24" (26 cm)
Diameter: 6.1" (15.5 cm)

Literature Reference:
The Finnish Glass Museum, Finns at Venini, Vammala 2007, page 72
Werner Soderstrom, Tapio Wirkkala Eye, Hand and Thought, Helsinki 2000, page 332
Marino Barovier with Carla Sonego, Tapio Wirkkala at Venini, Milano 2021, page 30, 34, 86 and 87
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