Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was a multitalented design genius, widely considered a leading figure of modern Finnish industrial art. Wirkkala’s wide ranging portfolio spans from glass, furniture and product design to sculpture, city planning, art, graphics and even creating banknotes for the Finnish treasury. As his reputation grew internationally, Wirkala exhibited throughout the world but he was a recluse by nature. His favorite place was a spot so remote within the deep woodlands of middle Finland that helicopters delivered prototypes to his hut since no car could reach him. It was in nature that he found his much loved solitude and the inspiration for forms that industry could produce or artwork could create. Throughout his incredibly productive career, Wirkkala received numerous awards including three gold medals at the Milan Triennale, the Lunning Prize, Pro Finlandia Medal and the Prince Eugen Medal.
ULTIMA THULE – Kertastjaki (65mm – Grey)
Ultima Thule línan var hönnuð af Tapio Wirkkala árið 1968. Við hönnun línunnar sótti Wirkkala innblástur til Lapplands en línan vísar í bráðinn klaka. Sagan segir að til hafi verið eyjan Ultima Thule sem staðsett var langt í norðri. Hún hafi verið grafin í ís og snjó og þar hafi sólin aldrei sést.
Ultima Thule vörulínan er öll framleidd í Finnlandi. Vörulínan inniheldur m.a. glös, diska, skálar, karöflur og kertastjaka.
Falleg hönnun Ultima Thule kertastjakans skapar hlýtt andrúmsloft og töfrandi stemmningu. Fullkomin gjöf.
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