Wirkkala, Tapio

(1915 - 1985)

Tapio Wirkkala was one of the most important and diverse Finnish designers. His contribution to design includes everything from glass products to the design of banknotes and graphic art.

In 1946 Wirkkala won his first design award in a competition organized by Iittala. He was made artistic director of the firm and began a lifelong relationship with the company. During his career, Wirkkala has participated in many international exhibitions and was the artistic director of the University of Arts and Design in Helsinki for many years.

Bloomberry is an antiques dealer specialized in exquisite twentieth century design, founded in 2005 by Patricia Keurentjes and Leander Meerman. Our strength is that we read the past differently and do have a keen eye for yet little known masterpieces. Our company is housed in a former textile factory that spans 5.000 square meters. It is located just near Maastricht, in the south of the Netherlands, within two hours from Amsterdam, Bruxelles and Cologne. Only part of the collection is shown on the website. A visit -  by appointment only - gives you the full insight.