The Tapio Wirkkala collector coin pays tribute to the artist's dazzling oeuvre and career. It is a fantastic addition to your collection and a touching gift that will find a place in any home.
The Tapio Wirkkala commemorative coin features the themes that constitute the foundation for the artist's work: craft and nature. The obverse features a wader and details of a wooden sculpture. The collector coin's reverse depicts the hands of the artist, sculpting, shaping and finishing. The collector coin is designed by Aimo Katajamäki.
The maximum mintage of the proof-quality EUR 20 silver Tapio Wirkkala collector coin is 5,000, and 100 coins will be numbered. The coins are numbered on the reverse, and the numbered coins are sold separately in beautiful glass cases.
Proof-quality Tapio Wirkkala collector coins are minted with a polished die, finished, and placed in a protective clear plastic casing set in a gift box that tells the coin's story.
Tapio Wirkkala (1915–1985) was an astonishingly versatile artist. He is known as a shaper of glass, wood, porcelain, metal and plastic, as well as an exhibition architect and graphic designer.
Wirkkala's method was based on intuitive sketching and design. He was an astonishingly productive industrial designer, and many of the objects designed by him, such as the Ultima Thule glass set or Kantarelli vase, are used in many homes even today. Wirkkala even designed the Finnish banknotes used from 1955 to 1981.
|Nominal value||20 €|
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