Brand: Rosenthal studio-line
Coloured Bag Vases by Tapio Wirkkala for Rosenthal
Tapio Wirkkala is considered as a great patron of Finnish creativity. The 1997 Paper Bag Vases that Tapio Wirkkala created for Rosenthal are among Wirkkala's most popular designs. Perfect for use as a decorative piece or to hold a small floral display, the vases, which were originally available only in brown and white, imitate the structure and feel of a paper bag and replicate these details in porcelain. To mark his birthday, the iconic vases are now available in mint, peach, macaroon, dove, and gold.
Tapio Wirkkala was a graphic designer, interior designer and one of the best- known contemporary designers worldwide. He had worked for the design studio Raymond Loewy in New York and gained fame, when his works won 4 Grand Prix and 3 gold medals in the subsequent Milan Triennales of 1951 and 1954. Wirkkala had been working for Rosenthal as from 1957. His unforgettable porcelain-, glass- and cutlery designs include »Century«, »Composition«, »Kurve«, »Polygon, »Taille«, »Variation«. The table-service »Century« had been accepted in the pemanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris as an example of contemporary art, »Variation« in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Rosenthal has continually developed its collections to meet the requirements of global markets and modern consumers. Each of the successful Rosenthal brands, including the Rosenthal studio-line with design oriented, avant-garde services and objects of art in porcelain and glass, the Rosenthal classic with its timelessly beautiful, elegant porcelain collections and Thomas, the Trend Factory with design oriented consumer porcelain, offers contemporary and high quality products. The extensive product range is complemented by the lifestyle collection Rosenthal meets Versace with its luxurious porcelain services and exclusive gift ideas.