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  • Pirkka bench, 1955, Ilmari tapiovaara, Artek
  • Pirkka bench, 1955, Ilmari tapiovaara, Artek

Pirkka bench, 1955

Pirkka bench by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek.

Crafted entirely from solid wood, the Pirkka Bench combines a birch frame and pine seat. Bearing a distinctive aesthetic, the sharp lines of the seat contrast strikingly with the rounded, tapering contours of the frame. Inspired by traditional vernacular Finnish furniture, the Pirkka Bench provides a modern interpretation – flexible, informal, and effortlessly suited to contemporary living. Designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in the 1950s, the Pirkka Bench is a versatile addition to any room.

Available in three sizes.

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Pirkka bench by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek.

Crafted entirely from solid wood, the Pirkka Bench combines a birch frame and pine seat. Bearing a distinctive aesthetic, the sharp lines of the seat contrast strikingly with the rounded, tapering contours of the frame. Inspired by traditional vernacular Finnish furniture, the Pirkka Bench provides a modern interpretation – flexible, informal, and effortlessly suited to contemporary living. Designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in the 1950s, the Pirkka Bench is a versatile addition to any room.

Available in three sizes.

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120w x 26d x 44cmh (2 seat bench)
150w x 26d x 44cmh (2-3 seat bench)
180w x 26d x 44cmh (3-4 seat bench)

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Birch frame and pine seat.

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Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl.

Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl.

The business idea of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means.” Today Artek is renowned as being one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, building on the heritage of Alvar Aalto. Functionality and timeless aesthetics are the essential elements in the creation of every product that bears the Artek name. Artek’s furniture can be found in various types of spaces; from public spaces to homes, museums to schools and hotels to offices.

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