The Collection

 

THE COLLECTION

The Wirkkala–Bryk Estate has been donated to the Tapio Wirkkala

– Rut Bryk Foundation. It is a unique comprehensive and invaluable

collection of universal importance, covering their entire artistic output

throughout all the decades of their intense creative activity.

THE RUT BRYK COLLECTION CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING:

numerous ceramic wall pieces from different periods

several large ceramic tile panels

numerous ceramic bowls and individual decorated tiles

drawings and sketches

a collection of her textiles

The collection comprises thousands of objects, prototypes, experimental pieces, products, photographs, unique artistic works and extensive documentation as well as a private collection of objects collected on their extensive travels

THE TAPIO WIRKKALA COLLECTION CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING:

8000 catalogued original drawings and sketches

hundreds of glass objects

laminated wood sculptures

furniture

examples of industrially produced designs, prototypes and experiments

porcelain objects and prototypes designed for Rosenthal

silver objects designed for Kultakeskus in Finland and Tane in Mexico

plastic Objects

plaster and graphite moulds hand-carved by the artist

graphic works and logotypes

photographs and slides and numerous other items related to the artist’s work