Tapio Wirkkala : the man who gave Finland its image

From Helsingin Sanomat, International Edition, 29 August 2000

The artist Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985), arguably Finland's most internationally renowned designer, was incredibly productive, having planned and produced thousands of works during his career, and he left behind an impressive 7695 sketches on record, indicating as many unfinished or shelved projects.

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Aalto, Sibelius and the New York Finnish Pavilion, 1939 by Sarah Menin

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Finnish architecture at the turn of the century by Pekka Korvenmaa

June 1997

From historicism to modernism: Finnish design by Raymond Notley

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