From 7 May to 29 September 2019 Murano and contemporary Exhibition of TAPIO WIRKKALA in the Glass Museum in Murano, Venezia.
Tapio Wirkkala (1915- 1985) was one of the great names of the golden age of design in Finland. He mastered many materials and elements both as a sculptor and as an industrial and graphic designer. The variety of his work ranges from stamps to monuments, from jewelry to furniture. He used a large assortment of materials, from silver to plastic, from plywood to porcelain. His talent for transforming natural elements and his ability to conceptualize design masterpieces have made his work famous throughout the world.
On Murano, Wirkkala worked with Venini from the sixties onwards. The traditional techniques and strong colors typical of Murano led him to create another series of absolute masterpieces still well known . His projects have been exhibited several times in Finland and the rest of the world. He has received numerous awards throughout his career, including several awards at the Milan Triennale. His works can be found in the collections of important international design museums.
Credits: Museo del Vetro