26 June 2007
TAPIO WIRKKALA (FINNISH, 1915-1985)
PAIR OF TELEVISION UNDERPLATES
designed 1957, produced circa 1957-1960 by Asko-Oy, laminated and incised macassar, birch and mahogany
15 in. (38 cm.) square
underside with braized mark Tapio Wirkkala, Asko, Made in Finland (2)
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M. Aav (ed.), Tapio Wirkkala: Hand, Eye and Thought, Helsinki, 2000, p. 381 (example illustrated).
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