A « Sol Lunar » chandelier


Tapio Wirkkala


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reference 1701_4

Inspired by the moon

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Wonderful Wirkkala candle holder

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Designed and manufactured around 1959 Stamped « CHRISTOFLE France » COLL. GALLIA
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Designed and manufactured around 1959 Stamped « CHRISTOFLE France » COLL. GALLIA
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Excellent vintage condition

Tapio Wirkkala
A « Sol Lunar » chandelier
REF 1701_4
We love this patina !
All photos copyright Gilles van den Abeele for Unforget.eu


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 Wirkkala

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”.

 

Image courtesy Tapio Wirkkala foundation
"Bolle" Serie for Venini - Image courtesy Venini
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