a laminated birch plywood dish, Finland 1950's.
In the shape of an elongated leaf, signed TW, length 60,5 cm.
75 000 - 100 000 SEK
6 990 - 9 320 EUR
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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