A Sterling Silver dish by Kultakeskus
Nice dish inspired by nature shapes
Designer : Tapio Wirrkala
Manufacturer : Kultakeskus
Height : 1 1/4inch - 3cms
Width 10inch - 25,5cms
Depth 7 1/4inch - 18,5cms
Designed and manufactured around 1959 Signed with makers monograms - TW - M7 (date stamp for 1965)
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”.