Kirsti Ilvessalo - Important Nordic Design London Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Tuomas Sopanen and Leena Willberg, The Ryijy-rug lives on: Finnish Ryijy-Rugy 1778–2008, Kuopio, 2008, pp. 306–07

  • Catalogue Essay

    This design won the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, 1954. The Victoria and Albert Museum purchased this model rug for their permanent collection, 1955.


‘Palokärki’ (Black Woodpecker) rug

circa 1954
189.5 x 130.3 cm (74 5/8 x 51 1/4 in)
Produced by Suomen Käsityön Ystävät, Finland (The Friends of Finnish Handicrafts). ‘“PALOKÄRKI”/KIRSTI ILVESSALO/SUOMEN KÄSITYÖN YSTÄVÄT/HELSINKI FINLAND’.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £5,000

Important Nordic Design

27 September 2012