Iittala Finland Tapio Wirkkala Solaris Set 4 Art Glass Luncheon Plates Orig Box. Superb Vintage Mid Century Modern Design. A prominent figure in the emerging design style of the mid 20th century in Finland, Wirkkala was prolific in his work and excelled at producing beauty through almost any medium. He was especially skilled in designing glassware. As such, he often collaborated with the famed Finnish design company Iittala.Wirkkala is perhaps most famous for the set of kitchen glasses he produced for Iittala in the "Ultima Thule" pattern. The pattern is made to look like dripping icicles. It is said to have taken Iittala thousands of hours to develop a glassblowing technique that would produce the effect. This set of clear glass luncheon plates are decorated in that superlative Solaris pattern first introduced in the 1970s. The plates are accompanied by the original box. Condition: In overall excellent condition consistent with age a light use. There are some scattered internal bubbles. Light surface scratches on the underside of each. The box exhibit wear, creases, small losses tears, and some staining. Dimensions: Each is 7 7/8 diameter. This stunning Mid Century Modern set of plates will delight your guests at your next party. At Nine Caroline Antiques, we love beautiful and interesting things. We explore estates to find wonderful objects, fine and costume jewelry, memorabilia, and rare collectibles to share with others who appreciate really unusual and amazing finds.
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The item "Iittala Finland Tapio Wirkkala Solaris Set 4 Art Glass Luncheon Plates Orig Box" is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Scandinavian\Other Scandinavian Art Glass".
The seller is "ninecaroline" and is located in Saratoga Springs, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.