Living at the desk
by Fabian Peters | 1/1/2018
Studio Joanna Laajisto has created office spaces for an international agency that staff have already made into their second home.
Tapio Wirkkala (1915–1985) is a symbolic figure of Finnish design, an artist of great diversity for whom no material was alien and who left no area of design unexplored. He was a very productive and multitalented designer and sculptor, one of the most dis
tinguished artists ever to shape Scandinavian design and industrial art.
Wirkkala was often inspired by nature. His work is characterized by its wide scope and exceptional craftsmanship, and he has in fact been compared to the master craftsmen of the p
ast. Wirkkala drew a great deal, but he also wanted to study personally the various stages of making objects, such as glassblowing: "I always try to be involved in the whole working process in which the object achieves its final shape".
The majority of
the approximately 100 lamps Wirkkala designed for serial production were conceived between 1959 and 1961. The earliest, however, is the Triennale light from 1951. The conical piece is a turn-moulded opalescent glass pendant, which was originally made for
the Finnish Pavilion at the Milan Triennale.
|Emission class||A++ - E|
|Stand/ mounting||with pendant hanging|