Ilmari Tapiovaara for Laukaan Puu Set of Four 'Pirkka' Chairs

$3,850.00 USD

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This set of ‘Pirkka’ chairs by Finish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara was designed in the late 1950s.

The 'Pirkka' series was designed between the years 1955-1962. Here Tapiovaara combines his experience with inexpensive knock-down furniture with ideas from the Finnish vernacular tradition. First item was a stool but he extended the ‘Pirkka’ series with chairs, a table, benches, cabinets and shelves. The ‘Pirkka’ dining chairs consist of solid wood. The slender legs with pointy feet lift up the seat that is made out of two pieces. Two slim rods hold a horizontal orientated backrest. All vertical parts are colored black and form a lovely combination with the seat and backrest in stained pine wood.  

Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999) was trained as an interior designer and at the beginning of his career, during WW II, Tapiovaara designed gear for the Finnish army, meaning that he got used to work with very common materials such as local woods. 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
  • Date of Manufacture 1950s
  • Dimensions Height 30.32 in. Width 14.97 in. Depth 16.34 in.
  • Dimensions Height 77 cm Width 38 cm Depth 41.5 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Beech Pine
  • Period 1950-1959
  • Place of Origin Finland
  • sold as set of 4
  • Style Scandinavian Modern Of the Period