Tapio Wirkkala – Eleven Laminated Platters


Eleven Laminated Platters, 1960

Laminated birch plywood. Inscribed ‘TW’ to underside.

Model created circa 1950

Literature : – H. Dahlbäck-Lutteman, M. Uggla, The Lunning Prize, Stockohlm Nationalmuseum, 1986, similar model p. 38 – M. Aav, Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930-1997, Ed. Yale University Press, New York, 1998, similar model p.244, 289

Brand: Soinne et Kni


“Garden of Celestial Delights” is the first exhibition at Galerie56, a platform conceived to celebrate the intersection of art, architecture and design. Based on Hieronymus Bosch’s Painting – “Garden Of Earthly Delights “, Lee Mindel, Ole Hostbo and Paul Jackson explore the unique worlds of Denmark, Sweden, and Finland through the works of Olafur Eliasson, Alvar Aalto, Hans Wegner, Poul Henningsen, Barbro Nilsson, Timo Sarpaneva, Finn Juhl, and Axel Salto to name a few. As Bosch’s painting examines the creative spirit of inception from deep within the ground, the current selling exhibition reaches from the earth to the sky to celebrate the rigor, honesty, and poetry of the Nordic countries that are so affected by light. Although the flags of Denmark, Sweden and Finland have the same geometry, their color palette changes, thus both unifying and distinguishing them from each other.


Please join us at Galerie56 (240 Church Street) in the new designed space at the base of Herzog and de Meuron’s famed ‘Jenga Tower’.  Open Monday through Friday from 10am -6pm or by appointment until November 14, 2022.

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