X-Frame Glass Top Table
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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
Tapio Wirkkala (1915 - 1985) was born in Hankoo, Finland. Wirkkala is a symbolic figure of Finnish Design, an artist of great diversity that left no material or area of design unexplored. He was one of the most distinguished artists to shape Scandinavian design and industrial art.
Tapio Wirkkala was a very productive and multitalented designer and sculptor. His work ranges from exceptional creations of art glass to industrial design in the form of beer bottles and bank notes. Wirkkala also designed jewellery, sculptures, and furniture.
Wirkkala was awarded in several prestigious competitions. He won three Grand Prix medals from the Milan Triennale in 1954 and a Grand Prix medal and a gold medal in the 1960 Milan Triennale.
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