tall bubble vase

  • Materials: Glass
  • Size: 235mm(H) x 60mm(Diam.)
  • Reference: S16024-1
  • Designer: Tapio Wirkkala
  • Manufacturer: Iittala
  • Categories: Glass
Possibly Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala – cylindrical 'sommerso' glass vase, launched in 1959? Violet body over clear base with controlled bubble. Excellent condition.

Tapio Wirkkala is considered synonymous with modern Finnish design. He excelled in the art of glassmaking, introducing the now widely used ‘stick blowing’ method, making a bubble with a wet wood stick in 1953. Tapio glassware was designed for the 1954 Milan Triennial with the cylindrical vases launched in 1959.