Design by Tapio Wirkkala, 1958.
Originally created in 1958, this Artek reissue (2008) is still hand made to designer Tapio Wirkkala's original specifications. Each table is numbered to distinguish design year and authenticity. Select from bases in lacquered Solid Elm, lacquered Solid Oak, or lacquered, laminated Birch/Cherry wood with tempered glass table top.
Ships fully assembled.
Material(s): Wood, tempered glass
Dimensions: 48.8" W X 26" D X 0.3" 17.7" H
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Designer: Tapio Wirkkala
(1915-1985) Born in Hanko, Finland. Tapio Wirkkala is known as the versatile genius of design. His contribution to design includes everything from glass products to the design of banknotes and graphic art. During his career, Wirkkala has participated in many interntional exhibitions, as well as being the artistic director of the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki for many years. He has won a large number of awards, including three gold medals at the Triennale in Milan in 1951, followed by another three in 1954.View other products by Tapio Wirkkala
Artek was founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl in their pursuit of a new kind of environment for everyday life. They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to make a difference in town planning as well as architecture and design.
Today Artek is renowned as being one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, building on the heritage of Alvar Aalto. Functionality and timeless aesthetics are the essential elements in the creation of every product that bears the Artek name.View other products from Artek