Tapio Wirkkala for Asko Cocktail Table in Oak and Metal Finland 1960s
Tapio Wirkkala for Asko, cocktail table in oak and metal, Finland, 1960s.
Coffee table with wooden inlay ornaments designed by Tapio Wirkala. The table is produced by Asko. This coffee table is one of Wirkkala's iconic furniture designs. Made with four oval shaped wood inlays that are made of the core of a tree with annual rings. Please note the elegant design of the tapered legs with solid brass details. Wirkkala (1915-1985) was not only a furniture designer but a sculptor too, and he was one of the major figures of post-war design in Finland. He made home ware such as ketchup bottles glassware and ceramics. One of his trademarks is his organic interest in Finnish Flora and Fauna.