Straw, pink and green colors for this "Bolle" vase by Tapio Wirkkala.
Designed in 1966, this example was manufactured in 1988.
The colors are more subtle than the new editions because they were made from mineral pigments and not from chemical pigments as it is now.
Designer : Tapio Wirrkala.
Manufacturer : Venini.
Diameter = 13.5 cm, 5 1/4 inch.
Height = 43 cm, 17 inch.
Signed with diamond point "venini tw 88" and got an old label "murano venini made in italy"
Tapio Wirkkala 1915 – 1985
“All materials have their own, unwritten law,
one should never be violent with a material one is working on,
The designer should aim at being in harmony with the material he chooses.”
Tapio Veli Ilmari Wirkkala (1915 – 1985) sculptor and designer was a major figure of mid century Scandinavian Design.
Tapio is well known for his of design of glass (Venini, Iitala), jewelry, cutlery, wood carving and stone carving.
He also designed Finnish banknotes and the bottle for the Vodka of the company “Finlandia”.