Made in porcelain and designed for Rosenthal in 1978. A tea and coffee set consisting of 14 items, coffee pot and lid, tea-pot and lid, sugar bowl with lid, two plates, two jugs, two cups with saucers. All in the ‘Palladio’ shape designed by Tapio Wirkkala, decoration by Eduardo Paolozzi. All in very good condition. Tea-pot with the original silver-paper label. All with the black label on underside.
This set can be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum Collection.
Tapio Wirkkala, a Finnish designer born in 1915 rose to world fame in the early 1950s following the breakthrough of Finnish industrial design at the triennial fairs of 1951 and 1954 in Milan. He won awards at the Milan Triennial (1951, 1954, 1960, 1963), the World Fair in Brussels (1957) and the Domus Golden Obelisk, Milan (1963). His designs also awarded the following honorary titles: Honorary Royal Designer for Industry, London, England 1964; Royal College of Arts, doctor honoris causa, London, England 1971; Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, honorary membership, London, England 1971; Member of the Finnish Academy 1972.
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