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Tapio Wirkkala Copper and Silver Coffee Set
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A solid copper coffee set including coffee pot, creamer, sugar pot, and very hard to find solid copper serving tray. Lined in silver, these sets were produced in very limited number...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Serving Pieces

Materials

Copper

Modernist Medallion by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A rare two-sided medallion in copper having abstracted and geometric decoration, housed in a rosewood and copper presentation case.
Category

Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Sculptures

Materials

Copper, Bronze

Tapio Wirkkala hanging lamps for IDMAN
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A nice hanging lamp by Tapio Wirkkala for Idman. Copper cylinders hold Tapio Wirkkala designed bulbs . Three-armed ceiling cap allows for adjustable heights.
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper, Metal

Tapio Wirkkala Coffee Tea Service for Hopeakeskus
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Houston, TX
Tapio Wirkkala. Coffee service TW 182-184, Finland, 1958, Hopeakeskus, copper, teak and inside silver plate. Measures: 5 D x 20.5 H in. 12.7 D x 52.07 H cm. Coffee pot, ...
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Vintage 1950s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Copper, Silver Plate

Modernist Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala, Kultakeskus Oy
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An impeccably crafted sculptural small bowl having a bold asymmetrical form and rendered in warmly patinated copper.
Category

Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Copper

  • Modernist Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Modernist Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Modernist Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala
  • Modernist Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala
H 0.75 in. W 5.5 in. D 4.5 in.
1960s Tapio Wirkkala Copper and Silver Coffee Set for Kultakeskus Oy
By Tapio Wirkkala, Kultakeskus Oy
Located in Glendale, CA
1960s Tapio Wirkkala copper and silver coffee set for Kultakeskus Oy. A solid copper coffee set including coffee pot, creamer, and sugar pot. Executed in copper lined in silver and h...
Category

Vintage 1960s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Tea Sets

Materials

Silver, Copper

Copper Three Cup Pendant By Tapio Wirkkala For Idman
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Maastricht, NL
Old stock pendant by Tapio Wirkkala for Idman, 1950s. Three copper bowls for a wonderful light. Perfect condition
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Pair New Old Stock Rare Copper Pendants by Tapio Wirkkala
By Tapio Wirkkala, Itsu
Located in Maastricht, NL
Beautiful pair of old stock pendants by Tapio Wirkkala. Three copper tapering rings that are connected on the inside. Wonderful light. Great above a (kitchen or dining) table.
Category

Vintage 1960s Finnish Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Rare Tapio Wirkkala Pendant
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare Tapio Wirkkala pendant on sale, sold without bulb, photo for illustration only.
Category

Vintage 1960s Finnish Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

  • Rare Tapio Wirkkala Pendant
  • Rare Tapio Wirkkala Pendant
  • Rare Tapio Wirkkala Pendant
  • Rare Tapio Wirkkala Pendant
H 22 in. Dm 18 in.
Selection of Tapio Wirkkala metal works in Brass, Copper, Silver
Located in Toronto, Ontario
A selection of Tapio Wirkkala metal works in Brass, Copper , and Silver. Please contact for pieces and availability.
Category

Vintage 1950s Finnish Bowls and Baskets

Materials

Brass, Copper, Silver

Copper Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala for Kultakeskus Oy
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in Dronten, NL
Beautiful copper bowl by Tapio Wirkkala for Kultakeskus Oy. Marked.   
Category

Vintage 1970s Finnish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls

Materials

Copper

  • Copper Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala for Kultakeskus Oy
  • Copper Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala for Kultakeskus Oy
  • Copper Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala for Kultakeskus Oy
  • Copper Bowl by Tapio Wirkkala for Kultakeskus Oy
H 1.58 in. W 5.52 in. D 4.34 in.
1960s, Red Copper and Teak Chandelier Designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Idman
By Tapio Wirkkala, Idman
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1960, exceptional beautiful and rare chandelier made of red copper and teak designed by Tapio Wirkkala for Idman Finland. Completely original and technical 100%. Marked / stamped "...
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Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Pair of lamps, attributed to Tapio Wirkkala for Idman/Iittala
By Tapio Wirkkala
Located in JM Haarlem, NL
Attributed to Tapio Wirkkala for Idman/Iittala. Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) was the most gifted and versatile Finnish designer of the 20th century. After graduating from the Helsink...
Category

Vintage 1960s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper

Wirkkala Copper For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the wirkkala copper you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of copper, metal and wood, every wirkkala copper was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer wirkkala copper, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A wirkkala copper, designed in the Scandinavian Modern or Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made wirkkala copper has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Tapio Wirkkala, Kultakeskus Oy and Idman are consistently popular.

How Much is a Wirkkala Copper?

The average selling price for a wirkkala copper at 1stDibs is $1,898, while they’re typically $750 on the low end and $5,527 for the highest priced.

tapio-wirkkala Biography and Important Works

Along with architect Alvar Aalto, the designer Tapio Wirkkala was Finland’s leading contributor to the Scandinavian interpretation of modernism in the mid-20th century. Prolific and innovative, Wirkkala excelled in a wide range of fields, including glass, furniture, porcelain, jewelry and tableware. The hallmark of his talent was an ability to impart a craft aesthetic based on natural forms — leaves, ice, bubbles, birds — to industrially produced designs.

A native of Helsinki, Wirkkala studied at the national School of Applied Arts and took up a career in graphic design. After serving in the Finnish army during World War II, he joined the glassmaking firm Iittala, an association that would continue to the end of his life. Wirkkala learned every aspect of glassmaking in keeping with his belief that an artist-designer should be involved in all stages of production. His best-known works for Iittala are vases and drinking vessels that resemble either carved ice or icicles. In 1956, Wirkkala began a long relationship with the porcelain maker Rosenthal, for whom he designed elegant table pieces, such as the Finlandia coffee service and the biomorphic Pollo vases. 

House Beautiful magazine declared Wirkkala’s Leaf platter the “most beautiful object” of 1951. (The acclaim led to his brief employment stint with industrial designer Raymond Loewy in New York.) That platter was one of the first designs Wirkkala made using laminated sheets of plywood sanded to a smooth surface that resembles an abstract leaf. It would go on to become a motif in many Wirkkala furniture pieces — most notably in inlaid coffee tables for Asko — and in a sense these are the works most emblematic of his personal aesthetic. Wirkkala was a traditionalist in many ways, but he had a modernist’s practical approach, incorporating his leaf-like spirals into simple, functional objects. That is the core attraction of Wirkkala’s designs: They stand out with a striking, sculptural energy yet blend in as part of a warm and comfortable decor.