Stump of a Tree Art Glass Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala 1951
Item e6567

A vintage 'Kalvolan kanto' (stump of a tree) bowl designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala Glassworks in 1951. Mold blown crystal clear glass, marked with incised signature 'TAPIO WIRKKALA 3240' on the base. An authentic piece of Finnish glass design of the 1950s which was first presented at the Milan Trienale in 1951.

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: 4.33" (11 cm)
Diameter: 5.12" (13 cm)

Literature Reference:
Werner Soderstrom, Tapio Wirkkala Eye, Hand and Thought, Helsinki 2000, Page 295
Iittala in the Trienales of Milan, Naeyttely Iittalan Lasimuseossa 1987, page 27
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