SET OF SIX VINTAGE SCANDINAVIAN SHOT GLASSES FROM THE FINNISH STUDIO OF IITTALA

SUPERB SET OF SIX VINTAGE SCANDINAVIAN SHOT GLASSES FROM THE FINNISH STUDIO OF IITTALA

DESIGNED BY TAPIO WIRKKALA AS PART OF HIS NIVA (RUSHING STREAM) COLLECTION CIRCA 1971

EACH GLASS STILL RETAINS ITS STUDIO LABEL AS NOTED WITH THE WHOLE SET HOUSED IN A BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED TIMBER PRESENTATION BOX SHOWING DOWELLED FIXINGS

THE SET LOOKS UNUSED AND COLLECTIVELY WITH THE TIMBER BOX IS AN EXTREMELY RARE OFFERING

EACH GLASS MEASURES 75MM TALL BY 30MM IN DIAMETER

THE TIMBER PRESENTATION BOX MEASURES 315MM LONG BY 85MM TALL BY 40MM DEEP

THE COMPLETE SET OFFERED IN EXCELLENT VINTAGE ORDER WITHOUT ISSUE

 

TAPIO WIRKKALA (1915-1985) WAS A MULTITALENTED DESIGN GENIUS, WIDELY CONSIDERED A LEADING FIGURE OF MODERN FINNISH INDUSTRIAL ART

WIRKKALA’S WIDE RANGING PORTFOLIO SPANS FROM GLASS, FURNITURE AND PRODUCT DESIGN TO SCULPTURE, CITY PLANNING, ART, GRAPHICS AND EVEN CREATING BANKNOTES FOR THE FINNISH TREASURY

AS HIS REPUTATION GREW INTERNATIONALLY, WIRKALA EXHIBITED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD BUT HE WAS A RECLUSE BY NATURE

HIS FAVOURITE PLACE WAS A SPOT SO REMOTE WITHIN THE DEEP WOODLANDS OF MIDDLE FINLAND THAT HELICOPTERS DELIVERED PROTOTYPES TO HIS HUT SINCE NO CAR COULD REACH HIM

IT WAS IN NATURE THAT HE FOUND HIS MUCH LOVED SOLITUDE AND THE INSPIRATION FOR FORMS THAT INDUSTRY COULD PRODUCE OR ARTWORK COULD CREATE

THROUGHOUT HIS INCREDIBLY PRODUCTIVE CAREER, WIRKKALA RECEIVED NUMEROUS AWARDS INCLUDING THREE GOLD MEDALS AT THE MILAN TRIENNALE, THE LUNNING PRIZE, PRO FINLANDIA MEDAL AND THE PRINCE EUGEN MEDAL

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