Ilmari Tapiovaara for La Permanente Mobili Cantù Bookcase in Teak and Walnut

$49,600.00 USD
$49,600.00 USD

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IImari Tapiovaara for Esposizione Permanente Mobili Cantù, bookcase, teak, walnut veneer, Italy, 1957

This unique bookcase executed in teak and walnut veneer was a sumbission for the Selettiva International Furniture Competition in Cantú, Italy in September of 1957. Its grand appearence is emphasized by its width of 16 feet. The clean lines allow you to showcase your items within three wide columns. Due to the nine walnut veneered sliding panels the division can be arranged in ones personal favor. The combination of teak and light walnut creates a playful contrast in the warm wooden appearance. Eventually, Tapiovaara won the “Secondo Premio ex-aequo” prize in the 'Living Environment Category' at the competition, 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 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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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Esposizione Permanente mobili Cantù (Manufacturer) Esposizione Permanente mobili Cantù (Manufacturer) Ilmari Tapiovaara (Designer) Ilmari Tapiovaara (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1957
  • dimensions Height 203 cm Width 490 cm Depth 33 cm
  • dimensions Height 79.93 in. Width 192.92 in. Depth 13 in.
  • material Teak Walnut Teak Walnut
  • origin Italy
  • period 1950-1959
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 50110800