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Yrjö Kukkapuro Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Fiberglass and Black Leather

Sale price$8,200.00

Yrjö Kukkapuro for Hiami, lounge chair model '418N' with ottoman model '812J', leather, fiberglass, Finland, 1960s.

Organic shaped lounge chair with ottoman by Finnish designer Yrjö Kukkapuro. This chair consist of a moulded plastic shell with thick black leather cushions. A nice combination is created by the deep black of the leather and the white color of the fiberglas. 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.

Dimensions of ottoman: H 36 x W 50 x D 51 in cm

Please note that the swivel function does not work. In addition, the item shows signs of wear, such as scratches and cracks. 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 restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Haimi (Manufacturer) Yrjö Kukkapuro (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 37.01 in. Width 29.53 in. Depth 28.35 in. Seat Height 14.57 in.
  • dimensions Height 94 cm Width 75 cm Depth 72 cm Seat Height 37 cm
  • material Fiberglass Leather
  • origin Finland
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50114211