60s Ilmari Tapiovaara “Pirkka” dining chair for Laukaan Puu set/2

1,100.00

60s Ilmari Tapiovaara “Pirkka” dining chair for Laukaan Puu set/2

1,100.00

Designer
Ilmari Tapiovaara
Manufacturer
Laukaan Puu
Period
1960s
Origin
Finland
Material
Birch, Pine
Color
black, Wood
Code
0528089ZST
Condition
good condition consistent with age and use
Dimensions
37,5cm (w) x 42cm (d) x 75,5 cm (h) | seath 42cm
WS
A - E
Price
€ 1.100,- | $ 1.204,-
Comment
See description below.

Ilmari Tapiovaara was born in Hämeenlinna, Finland in 1914. He studied interior design and industrial design at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki, graduating in 1937.
He worked for Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Asko the Keravan Puuteollisuus.

Ilmari and Annikki his wife opened their Helsinki office around 1950, focusing on furniture and industrial design commissions for numerous companies. While Tapiovaara is best known for interiors and furniture, he also designed lighting, glass, textiles (often in collaboration with his wife), cutlery, and radio and stereo components through the mid 1970s.

He also had a strong sense of social responsibility; he took a democratic approach to design, believing everyone should have access to affordable, good design. In this approach he for example designed furniture on behalf of the UN development program in Paragay and Mauritius. Tapiovaara exhibited extensively, and earned several honors, including: gold medals. He passed away in 1999.

Created in the 1950s, actually based on his innovative learning process about tubular steel, Tapiovaara designed the Pirkka series. Crafted entirely from solid wood, the Pirkka chair combines a birch frame with a pine seat and backrest. The solid lines of the pine elements contrast strikingly with the rounded, tapering contours of the frame. The design intended to be a fine chair to sit and also to cool….

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