Early Venini large bowl by Tapio Wirkkala designed and manufactured in 1966
Like early pieces this bowl is not dated
Signed Venini Italia tw
Strong blue and green colors
Impressive large piece
Designer: Tapio Wirrkala
Date of manufacture : circa 1966
Diameter = 30cms
Height = 13,3cms
Signed with diamond point Venini Italia TW
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”.