Tapio Veli Ilmari Wirkkala
(Hanko, 1915 - Helsinki, 1985)
Vase in white filigree, worked and drawn in the likeness of feathers."Tapio and Venice. We did not use to meet in Milan, we met in Venice, as the Kings once did (and Candido too). Venice was, and is, the only realm that can be opposed to Lapland: it reflects it. In the water , in slowness. Slowness in the shape of a boat. And Murano is an island that can be reached by boat; at dawn (dawn is still there, in Venice, and forTapio it is necessary), to relive the long, thoughtful, beautiful artisan day. In Finland, Tapio's glass was diamond, it was ice. In Venice, Tapio's glass was color, it was air ... " Lisa Licitra Ponti, Tapio Wirkkala - Venini at The Finnish Glass Museum, 1987. This is how she describes his meetings with Tapio Wirkkala. Wirkkala began collaborating with Venini in 1964, refining the color combinations with incalmo and the filigree technique. The objects proposed are part of the production of "Pavoni", proposed in 1980 and put in the catalog in 1981.
a) Vase in white filigree, worked and drawn in the likeness of feathers
b) Vase in white filigree, worked and drawn in the likeness of feathers