This vase was designed by Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala and manufactured by Rosenthal, Germany around 1977.
It is one of the early commissions from the Rosenthal ‘Studio-line’ range.
The studio-line aim is to represent the work of leading artists and designers by commissioning them to create “Originals of their Time”.
These pop-art vases are made of porcelain and uncannily look exactly like a paper bag. It is a reflection of the synthesis between designer and production techniques which creates this life like work.
Paper bag vases have been made in different finishes over the last 50 years. The makers stamp on the base confirms this one is the original one from the 1970s.
The outside is a matte brown biscuit finish, the inside is glazed in a lighter grey colour. It is a fully functioning vase.
Tapio Wirkkala is famous as one of Finland’s great glass designers. He established a long relationship with Rosenthal, and this is one of Wirkkala's most popular designs for the company.
Height: 15.5 Centimeters; Width: 10 Centimeters; Depth: 7.5 Centimeters