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made at Iittala, Finland

Postcard of Bowl.
© National Museums Scotland


This glass bowl was designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1967 and made in 1979 by the Iittala Glassworks in Finland.

The bowl is made of of clear colourless moulded glass. The design is called 'Lompolo'.

The Finnish glass industry has employed some of the most distinguished artists of the last three decades. Tapio Wirkkala, born in 1915, trained as a sculptor and joined the Iittala Glassworks in 1947. He also worked as a woodcarver, a silversmith and as industrial designer. A number of imaginative technical innovations were introduced by him, notably carved wooden moulds into which the glass is blown taking on the texture of the wood.

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Online ID: 000-190-004-411-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1979.156
Date: 1979
Material: Glass, clear colourless, moulded
Dimensions: 96 mm H x 277 mm D
Subject: European glass
Who: Iittala Glassworks, Iittala (Maker)
Tapio Wirkkala (Designer)
Where: Finland, Iittala
Description: Bowl of clear colourless moulded glass, 'Lompolo' design: Finnish, Iittala, designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1967, by Iittala Glassworks, 1979
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