Tapio Wirkkala is best known for designing the original Finlandia Vodka bottle, inspired by the elements in his native Finland. These fine examples of glassware from the period are up for auction at the upcoming Modern Design event on 24 March.
top: Inari bowl, model 3543, Made by Iittala, 1967, Estimate: $2,000–3,000
bottom: Alpina vase, model 3570, Made by Iittala 1966, Estimate: $1,000–1,500
Glassware by Tapio Wirkkala, Auction at Wright
A play of geometry and planes, the Cutt silver flatware line have been exhibited at the Museum of Applied Art in Vienna, the set includes a fork, spoon, knife, teaspoon, and pastry fork.
Cutt, by Thomas Feichtner, for Wiener Silberschmiede Werkstätte
The Eki Clock channels the design of the famous concourse clock in Japan’s northerly Sapporo Station in Hokkaido. Accomplished sculptor and designer Takenobu Igarashi is the master behind the clean, classic lines of this iconic timepiece.
Eki Clock, by Takenobu Igarashi, from HH Style
This is the only known pair of the model to exist. The andirons appeared in a sales pamphlet, “Russel Wright’s Circus,” ca. 1930. The “Circus” also included whimsical animals that served as paperweights and other desk accessories. According to anecdote, Russel Wright changed the spelling of his first name in the late 1920s, when a supply of stationery he had ordered arrived with one “l” instead of two. The andirons date to such an early period in Wright’s career that the unknown forger of them probably did not know the correct spelling of “Russel.”
Ionna Vautrin has designed a series of glass and porcelain vases (From top to bottom):
Fabbrica del vapore, Like micro architectures these vases are inspired by industrial landscapes where colored smokes escape from chimneys…
Donges, Micro architectures these vases are inspired by oil refineries landscapes.
Rombas, Inspired by industrial landscapes, these vases are like micro architectures which evoke canals of the blast furnaces factories.
Bovisa, Like micro architectures these vases are inspired by industrial landscapes composed by gas tanks.
The design of this bath tub extends to the shelves, side table and sink.
Scoop bath tub, by Michael Schmidt, for Falper
“With these pieces, I wanted to replicate the richness of fresh tropical fruit using crystal and other materials, such as ceramics. Using a variety of textures and thicknesses, a new game of reflection has been accomplished with each of the 9 characters that make up the collection”.
- Jaime Hayon
Crystal Candy Set, Numbered and Limited Edition of 25, by Jaime Hayon, for Baccarat
Taking inspiration from Islamic architecture, Korban/Flaubert have designed a room divider or screen, only by looking straight on can the viewer see through the screen to the other side, from an angle the effect is deep and complex. The screen is made of two simple parts: a joint, and an extremely thin aluminum leaf.
Korban/Flaubert is a design and production partnership between Janos Korban, a metal specialist, and Stefanie Flaubert, an architect. Founded in Stuttgart in 1993, the practice specialises in furniture, lighting and architectural installations in metal or plastic.
Cell Screen by Korban/Flaubert
The Habibi tray, in combination with the base made from solid material can be used as and independent side table and is a natural extension of the tray on its own. With generous diameters and optional heights Habibi offer elegant side tables in brass, copper and stainless steel that are a special feature in any environment. The unique handmade piece offers versatile use as the tray can be removed from the base and used as such on its own.