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Tapio Wirkkala - A Poet in Glass and Silver


Tapio Wirkkala - Finnisches Design - Glas und Silber

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Article code: 8870

 

Tapio Wirkkala - A Poet in Glass and Silver
Tapio Wirkkala - Finnisches Design - Glas und Silber
397 pages
Color and b&w photos
Hard cover
28 x 22 cm
1,808 kg
English & German

* The first comprehensive catalogue on Tapio Wirkkala in 15 years
* 570 illustrations allow a truly remarkable insight into Wirkkala's work
* Author Jack Dawson is a specialist in Scandinavian glass design

In this lavishly illustrated publication Tapio Wirkkala's objects in glass and silver have been given the treatment they so richly merit. In his native Finland the designer is highly esteemed and has influenced many who have come after him. Beautiful pieces are juxtaposed with personal exhibition and workshop photographs, the whole completed with instructive sketches and essays presenting the way Tapio Wirkkala sets to work and how he chooses his materials. The upshot is luminously elegant utilitarian objects and delicate one-off pieces. The designer began to show work as long ago as the documenta III exhibition in 1964.
Text in English and German

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Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) war einer der bedeutendsten, einflussreichsten und erfolgreichsten Formgestalter des 20. Jahrhunderts. Wie kein anderer verkörpert er das „Skandinavische Design". Wirkkalas Entwürfe für die Glasfabrik Iittala und die Silberschmiede Kultakeskus Oy, den Kernbereichen seines Œuvres, werden erstmals mit Beispielen aus der herausragenden Collection Kakkonen in fachkundigen Beiträgen, historischen Aufnahmen und einem 249 Glas- und 80 Silberobjekte umfassenden Katalog präsentiert.