Large Vintage Tapio Wirkkala Ice Glass Bowl "Lunaria" 1972 Iittala Glass
Mid-Century Modern handmade clear glass round bowl, part of the line called "Lunaria", designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala Glass of Finland in 1972 and produced between 1972-1990.
8 × 26.5 × 29cm
Very thick glass bowl that has a very strong characteristic structure on the sides and on the bottom. Looks like melting and cracked ice. The side and bottom are ice like textured and irregular, typical of Wirkkala's designs. The rim is smooth polished, as is the inner circular bowl. Base has three raised feet. High quality moldblown glass, undoubtedly with a crystal content, the quality of workmanship is evident. Looks stunning in the sun - Great timeless design, this lovely Finnish bowl is a Mid Century classic. This sculptural art piece is perfect as a fruit bowl, a side salad bowl, berry bowl, dessert serving bowl, or as any other tableware. Beautiful bowl with elegance and flair. Stunning glass bowl inspired by ice and nature. A great example of Scandinavian modernist design. Perfect for a modern home to bring in some nature - The clear glass color fits any decor. A perfect gift for any Scandinavian design, vintage or midcentury modern lover - A piece of art from the Nordic Modernism of the 1970's, that still looks mod & edgy today. Tapio Wirkkala (2 June 1915, Hanko – 19 May 1985) was a Finnish designer and sculptor, a major figure of post-war design. His range was immense, designing glassware, plasticware, metalware, stoneware, jewelry and furniture, as well as individual sculptures in several media. Among his most famous works have been the design for the Finlandia vodka glass bottle and Iittala Ultima Thule glass set. Both glassware items feature a dripping icicle look, and in the case of Iittala's glassware it took thousands of hours to develop a glassblowing technique that would produce the effect. Wirkkala began his collaboration with Iittala in 1946 and became the artistic director of the famous design company. Wirkkala gained world-wide success in 1951 at the Milan Triennal, Italy, where he received three Grand Prix awards: for the exhibition architecture, for the glass design and for the wooden sculptures. This bowl is in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or other problems - Like new and never used. In original condition with no repairs. Wonderful piece that would be a prized addition to any collection
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