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Yrjö Kukkapuro for Haimi 'Saturnus' Lounge Chair in Brown Leather

Sale price$5,800.00

Yrjö Kukkapuro for Haimi, 'Saturnus' lounge chair, leather, fiberglass, Finland, 1960s

Organic shaped lounge chair by Finnish designer Yrjö Kukkapuro. This chair consist of a moulded fiberglass frame and seat with thick dark brown leather cushions. A nice combination is created by the deep brown of the leather and the white shell. Also the lines and parts of this design are beautifully emphasized.

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.

Please note that the leather contains some wear. For further details, we encourage you to reach out to our team of design specialists.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Haimi (Manufacturer) Yrjö Kukkapuro (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 28.75 in. Width 31.89 in. Depth 34.65 in. Seat Height 16.15 in.
  • dimensions Height 73 cm Width 81 cm Depth 88 cm Seat Height 41 cm
  • material Fiberglass Leather
  • origin Finland
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50112864