Tapio Wirkkala, chief designer for A- Ahlstrom Oy., was born in Finland in 1915 and attended the Industrial Art Institute, Helsinki. Finland's brilliant designer has won awards in glass, sculpture and metalwork. In 1951 be was the recipient of the Lunning Prize for his pre-eminent position among Scandinavian designers.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.