Tapio Glassware - Tapio Wirkkala - Design Year 1954
2015 marks 100 years since the birth of Tapio Wirkkala. Wirkkala designed a significant proportion of his work for Iittala, including hundreds of glass objects. As a tribute to his 100th birthday, iittala has selected several special edition products for 2015 only. To honor his long career, Iittala has selected four schnapps glasses, one from each decade, for a limited-edition centenary gift set. The set includes Tapio (1954), Ultima Thule (1968), Niva (1972) and Kaleva (1980) glasses. Wirkkala's mouth-blown bottles will also return to the iittala range in the form of a numbered series. Iittala has also released a special-edition series of Ovalis vases in clear glass and gradient gray, bearing the engraving to mark the centenary celebration. A tribute to a brilliant career in Finnish glass and art.