Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek Lounge Chair 'Domus Lux' in Birch
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Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek, lounge chair model 'Domus Lux', lacquered wood, birch, Finland, designed in 1948, recent production.
This wonderfully sculpted lounge chair is characterized by organic lines combined with sturdy shapes. Interesting element is how the back and seat are made of one piece of plywood in birch. Hence, the unified and comprehensive appearance of the chair. Notice how the sharp armrests develop into the rear legs in a diagonal manner. The style is simple and understated, where clear, fluent lines are allowed to emerge in the design.
Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999) was trained as an interior designer and at the beginning of his career, during World War II, Tapiovaara designed gear for the Finnish army, meaning that he got used to work with very common materials such as local woods and no nails or screws where available. Later in his career he founded his own practice with his wife and had many assignments for schools and universities.
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