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leaf dishes (2)

Year of origin

Tapio Wirkkala


laminated birch plywood
good original condition
h 3,5 / w 32,5 / d 17,5 cm
h 2 / w 18,5 / d 12 cm

Very rare set of two leaf dishes designed by Tapio Wirkkala. A leading figure of Post-war European design, Finnish designer and sculptor. The wood rings in two colors on Tapio Wirkkala’s laminated plywood dishes emphasize its shell-like shape, combining the at-once manmade and natural qualities of plywood with an organic inspiration. Wirkkala played with the straight lines made by the plywood’s layers by cutting the laminate into round-edged shapes that recalled leaves or shells.