Yrjö Kukkapuro Lounge Chair 'Karuselli' in Black Leather and Light Blue Metallic

$7,450.00 USD
$7,450.00 USD

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Yrjö Kukkapuro, lounge chair model 'Karuselli', leather, fiberglass, Finland, 1960s

Organic shaped lounge chair by Finnish designer Yrjö Kukkapuro. This chair consist of a moulded plastic shell with thick leather cushions. A nice combination is created by the deep black of the leather and the flashy metallic blue shell. Also the lines and parts of this design are beautifully emphasized. The base is equipped with a chrome bar which is meant to be the suspension for the chair, and also provides the tilt and swivel function which allows you to enjoy this chair in 360 degrees.

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.


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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Yrjö Kukkapuro (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 106 cm Width 79 cm Depth 85 cm Seat Height 38 cm
  • dimensions Height 41.74 in. Width 31.11 in. Depth 33.47 in. Seat Height 14.97 in.
  • material Fiberglass Leather
  • origin Finland
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Barcode 45011761