It is astounding to think that this minimal ´Cylinder´ vase designed by Finnish industrial designer Tapio Wirkkala (1915 – 1985) was first created in 1955.
The clean lines and simple form look as contemporary today as it did over fifty years ago.
The ´Cylinder´ series was produced between 1955 to 1964 in a number of sizes and colour combinations.
Each vase is mold formed crystal that has been cased to create the colour combination and then precision cut and polished. The end result is a wonderful example of form, colour and space!
Signed in diamond point ´Tapio Wirkkala 3583´
Illustrated in ´Tapio Wirkkala, Eye, hand and thought´ published by the Museum of Art & Design Helsinki