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Ilmari Tapiovaara

Pair of Pirkka Chairs with Rare Stool by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Laukaan Puu, Finland, 1955

€2,750.00

Ilmari Tapiovaara

Pair of Pirkka Chairs with Rare Stool by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Laukaan Puu, Finland, 1955

€2,750.00

These "Pirkka"chairs were designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara and manufactured by Laukaan Puu in 1955. The seats are crafted in solid pine and the structure in solid birch (black lacquered pinewood).
This range is inspired by Finnish authentically rustic furniture and one of the most recognised in Finland. Both chairs are stamped at the base of the seat. 
It is rare to find a pair with its original stool. 
 
Additional Information
Creator: Ilmari Tapiovaara I Manufacturer: Laukaan Puu
Origin: Finland
In the style of: Scandinavian Modern
Date of Manufacture: 1955
Materials and techniques:  
- Birch and pine wood 
- Lacquered wood    
Condition: Excellent
Wear: Almost never used but consistent with age
Dimensions:
Chair > Height: 75 cm I Width: 43 cm I Depth: 43 cm
Stool > Height: 41cm I Width: 34 cm I Depth: 43 cm 
Seat Height: 40 cm
Weight: Chair: 3.5 kg I Stool: 3 kg 
Number of items: 3
 
About Ilmari Tapiovaara (1915-1999) 
Origin: Finland
llmari Tapiovaara was one of the greatest interior architects and designers of his era.
He was always seeking for new solutions to improve everyday objects. During his long career, Tapiovaara created dozens of iconic objects loved by the public. Tapiovaara is especially revered as a master of characteristic and human objects and surroundings who captured the essence of Finnish identity. Today the contemporary Tapiovaara Family Collection maintains the timeless heritage of a master of Finnish design.
Ilmari Tapiovaara was awarded a total of six gold medals at the Milan Triennials in 1951, 1954, 1957, 1960 and 1964. He was awarded the Good Design Award in Chicago in 1951, the Pro Finlandia medal in 1959, the Finnish State Design Prize in 1971 and the Furniture Prize of the SIO Interior Architects’ Association of Finland in 1990.
Source: http://www.artek.fi/company/designers/40