Tapio Wirkkala 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 one of the most distinguished artists to shape Scandinavian design and industrial art.
Wirkkala was a very productive and multi-talented designer and sculptor. His work ranges from exceptional creations of art glass to industrial design, jewellery, sculptures and furniture.
Tapio Wirkkala was awarded in several prestigious competitions including three Grand Prix medals from the Milan Triennale in 1954 and one Grand Prix medal and a gold medal in the 1960 Milan Triennale.