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Ilmari Tapiovaara for La Permanente Mobili Cantù Bookcase in Teak

Sale price$38,400.00

IImari Tapiovaara for Permanente Mobili Cantù, bookcase, teak, lacquered wood, Italy, circa 1957

This grand bookcase executed in teak is designed by the Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara. Its grand appearence is emphasized by its width of 11.2 feet. The clean lines allow you to showcase your special belongings in an elegant manner. Due to the twelve black and white lacquered wooden sliding panels the division can be arranged in one's personal favor. The combination of teak and the black and white panels creates a playful contrast in the warm wooden appearance. Tapiovaara won the “Secondo Premio ex-aequo” prize in the 'Living Environment Category' competition with a similar design, as decided by a panel of judges which included Carlo Mollino.

Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999) was trained as an interior designer and at the beginning of his career, during World War Two, 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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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Ilmari Tapiovaara (Designer) La Permanente Mobili Cantù (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture circa 1957
  • dimensions Height 202 cm Width 340 cm Depth 34 cm
  • dimensions Height 79.53 in. Width 133.86 in. Depth 13.39 in.
  • material Teak
  • origin Italy
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50109850