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Tapio Wirkkala
(1915-1985)
Tapio wirkkala, a laminated birch plywood dish, finland 1950's.
Tapio wirkkala, a laminated birch plywood dish, finland 1950's.
Tapio wirkkala, a laminated birch plywood dish, finland 1950's.
Tapio wirkkala, a laminated birch plywood dish, finland 1950's.
Tapio wirkkala, a laminated birch plywood dish, finland 1950's.
Tapio wirkkala, a laminated birch plywood dish, finland 1950's.
Tapio wirkkala, a laminated birch plywood dish, finland 1950's.
Tapio wirkkala, a laminated birch plywood dish, finland 1950's.
Tapio wirkkala, a laminated birch plywood dish, finland 1950's.
Tapio wirkkala, a laminated birch plywood dish, finland 1950's.
Tapio wirkkala, a laminated birch plywood dish, finland 1950's.

a laminated birch plywood dish, Finland 1950's.

In the shape of an elongated leaf, signed TW, length 60,5 cm.

Minor stains.

Droit de suite: Yes
Estimate: 

75 000 - 100 000 SEK

6 990 - 9 320 EUR

Hammer price: 
120 000 SEK
Literature

Marianne Aav, "Tapio Wirkkala eye hand and thought", WS Bookwell OY, Porvo Finland 2000. Pp 223-231.
Tapio Wirkkala was introduced to laminating wood by the Finnish family Soinne who had a factory making plywood for aircraft propellers.
He made his first objects in laminated plywood in 1948 and true to his way of working, he took inspriation from nature in creating objects in this material as well. The first objects were the smaller objects as leaf-shaped dishes. Later he moved onto more sculptural bigger shapes as well.

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Eva Seeman
Stockholm
Eva Seeman
Head Specialist Design and 20th-21st C Works of Art
+46 (0)8 614 08 31