Set of Four Finnish Armchairs by YRJÖ KUKKAPURO

Set of Four Finnish Armchairs by YRJÖ KUKKAPURO


Set of four open armchairs model 'Skaala' designed by Finnish architect Yrjö Kukkapuro for Avarte. Labelled by the manufacturer.

Seat, backrest and armrests of formed birch plywood, edges natural, faced in black laminate. Base of tubular steel chrome plated.

Price for set.

Dimensions: H 86 cm, W 60 cm. Height to seat 46 cm. 

Finnish interior architect and furniture designer, he is a central figure of Finnish functionalism. His career started in the 1950s while studying in the Academy of Design in Helsinki. Kukkapuro's most famous model is called Karuselli (carousel) and it belongs to the collection of major museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. It was also nominated as the most comfortable chair in the world by The New York Times in 1974. Kukkapuro is married to graphic artist Irmeli Kukkapuro since 1954. The couple have built a home studio in Kauniainen in 1968. The building designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro and engineer Eero Paloheimo resembles pop-art style. 

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