Tapio Wirkkala is considered synonymous with modern Finnish design. He excelled in the art of glassmaking, introducing the now widely used ‘stick blowing’ method, making a bubble with a wet wood stick in 1953.
His Tapio glasses were designed for the 1954 Milan Triennial with the series staying in continuous production for longer than any other Finnish glasses. The stunning silhouette is showcased by a single air bubble suspended in the stem. Versatile and functional, the Tapio glasses are an excellent addition to any home.
Sherry glass - 2pcs
White wine glass - 2pcs
Red wine glass - 2pcs
Goblet - 2pcs
Materials mouth-blown glass (hand wash only)
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 favorite 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.