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made at Iittala, Finland

Postcard of Vase.
© National Museums Scotland


This glass vase was designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1972 and made in 1979 by the Iittala Glassworks in Finland.

The vase is made of clear colourless moulded glass. It has an irregular surface and fluting at the top. The design is called 'Pinus'.

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: 000-190-004-408-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1979.153
Date: 1979
Material: Glass, clear colourless, moulded
Dimensions: 233 mm H x 164 mm W x 104 mm deep
Subject: European glass
Who: Iittala Glassworks, Iittala (Maker)
Tapio Wirkkala (Designer)
Where: Finland, Iittala
Description: Vase of clear colourless moulded glass, 'Pinus' design, with irregular surface and fluting at the top: Finnish, Iittala, designed by Tapio Wirkkala in 1972, by Iittala Glassworks, 1979
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