Yrjö Kukkapuro for Haimi Finland 'Saturnus' Lounge Chairs and Coffee Table


Yrjö Kukkapuro for Haimi, 'Saturnus' set of four lounge chairs and coffee table, fabric, fiberglass, Finland, 1960s

Stunning five piece living room set in bright green upholstery and white fiberglass by Finnish designer Yrjö Kukkapuro. These organic shaped chairs and coffee table table are made in a moulded fiberglass frame and seat with thick cushions. A nice combination is created by the bright color of the upholstery and the white fiberglass material of the chairs and table.

Yrjö Kukkapuro is born in 1933 in Wyborg, Finland. Initially, Kukkapuro dreamt of becoming a painter. However, in 1956, he started his education in furniture design at the Institute of Applied Arts in Helsinki. After his studies, he opened his own studio in 1959 where he focused on designing functional furniture. In 1964, he designed his famous Karuselli lounge chair, which he was inspired by the imprint of himself in the snow. The chair is represented in well-known museums such as the MoMA in New York. From the 1970s onwards, he decided to fully center his attention on minimalistic designs. However, reacting on the postmodern trends of the eighties, his designs became more expressive. This is for instance visible in his “Experiment” collection. Throughout his career, Kukkapuro let his designs be manufactured by the Finish company Haimi, but in the eighties he chose a new company named Avarte. In his designs, Kukkapuro always choose functionality over form. He always sees it as his challenge to create functional, durable and comfortable furniture using as little material as possible.

Dimensions coffee table:
Height: 45 cm Diameter: 125 cm
Height: 17.72 inches Diameter: 49.21 inches
Please note that the table is in used condition with visible signs of age and use. The chairs exhibit wear, including scratches, marks, and minor stains. Reupholstery and restoration is possible before shipping by our experienced craftsman and -women in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery and restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Haimi Oy (Manufacturer) Yrjö Kukkapuro (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 28.35 in. Width 24.41 in. Depth 34.65 in. Seat Height 14.97 in.
  • dimensions Height 72 cm Width 62 cm Depth 88 cm Seat Height 38 cm
  • material Fabric Fiberglass
  • origin Finland
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50113140 + 50113141