Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was a pioneer of Finnish industrial art and gained international fame after World War II. He designed jewelry, furniture, glassware, stoneware and even plasticware. From 1970-2000, Finlandia used his design for their vodka bottle. Wirkkala was also a sculptor of some renown.
|Tree form vase|
|Stellaria console bowl|
|Ultima Thule glassware|
|Wirkkala's bottles for Finlandia vodka|
How I wish I'd had the foresight to cut and polish a few of these into vases and bowls. What a conversation piece they would be today!