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Author Topic: Tapio Wirkkala - which range?  (Read 952 times)

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Tapio Wirkkala - which range?
« on: November 30, 2010, 02:57:52 PM »
I have seen this vase variously described as from either the Avena or Pinus range!

Can anyone give me the exact range please? And any other info.  TIA

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Re: Tapio Wirkkala - which range?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010, 04:06:31 PM »
Don't know, how tall is it?

http://www.designlasi.com/en/content/vase-3729

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Re: Tapio Wirkkala - which range?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010, 05:11:50 PM »
It looks like 3729 then, catchy name isn't it. ;D

Avena: http://www.designlasi.com/en/content/avena-3429-1
Avena in black: http://www.designlasi.com/en/content/avena-vase-3429-wirkkala-tapio

Could not find an example of Pinus on that site, but looking in Smoke and Ice it appears they are heavily textured, 16.5cm tall and much wider in proportion than your vase.

Here is one: http://cgi.ebay.com/Eames-Iittala-vtg-modern-art-glass-vase-Tapio-Wirkkala-/220701186521?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3362d0d9d9

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Re: Tapio Wirkkala - which range?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2010, 05:44:01 PM »
Sorry Emmi, it's not Avena - wrong size or Pinus but it is 3729 :wsh:

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Re: Tapio Wirkkala - which range?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2010, 06:11:46 PM »
Aaah yes now I see, it's all in the number  ::).............thanks for your patience! :thup:
See what happens when I wander away from Whitefriars..........get myself all confuddled!

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Re: Tapio Wirkkala - which range?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2010, 06:57:38 PM »
Not my clearest and most straightforward of posts Emmi, come to think of it, how many of mine are like that? :-X

For future reference: designed by Tapio Wirrkala in 1965 for Iittala, catalogued in two heights 175 and 240mm and numbered 3729.

That really goes against the grain.... ;D

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