Tapio Wirkkala

Product 3: functional vases
© Iittala/ © Kanttarelli vase – Tapio Wirkkala
Producer: Iittala
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Economic field: Interior design

Part of/ linked to greater unity/ why this product: The Finnish glass sector created its own characteristics with functionality becoming an international object of desire. Before the form language followed general tendencies. In fact it has been widely copied as well, not only in glass but also in other materials.

The objects were originally handblown

Information about the product:
- Period the item is from
- Usage:vase
- Period: Kanttarelli: 1946
- History: For 1951 Milano Triennale – 100 pieces made in two series 50 and 50 (only 25 pieces made of the latter series)

Knowhow, skills, working methods used: Hand blown glass into a wooden mold, copper carving, sanding

The vase can be found in different colours, transparent, white, azzurro, sea green, dark brown, ruby red, gray…
Producer information
- Turn over: Iittala 189,8 million euros in 2006