• Pirkka stool, 1955, Ilmari tapiovaara, Artek
  • Pirkka stool, 1955, Ilmari tapiovaara, Artek
  • Pirkka stool, 1955, Ilmari tapiovaara, Artek

Pirkka stool, 1955

Pirkka stool and low stool by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek.

The Pirkka Stool was originally conceived as a seat to cool off on after the sauna. Its design draws on traditional Finnish furniture while being perfectly suited to clean modern interiors. Its legs are made of solid birch, its seat composed of two pieces of curved pinewood. The opening in the middle of the seat serves as a handle to easily move the stool. Pirkka Stool is part of the collection of stools, chairs, and tables that marks the culmination of Ilmari Tapiovaara’s interest in synthesising tradition with modernity.

 It is part of the Pirkka range of table, bench chair, high stool low stool and stool by Ilmari Tapiovaara.

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Pirkka stool and low stool by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek.

The Pirkka Stool was originally conceived as a seat to cool off on after the sauna. Its design draws on traditional Finnish furniture while being perfectly suited to clean modern interiors. Its legs are made of solid birch, its seat composed of two pieces of curved pinewood. The opening in the middle of the seat serves as a handle to easily move the stool. Pirkka Stool is part of the collection of stools, chairs, and tables that marks the culmination of Ilmari Tapiovaara’s interest in synthesising tradition with modernity.

 It is part of the Pirkka range of table, bench chair, high stool low stool and stool by Ilmari Tapiovaara.

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High stool: 44w x 28d x 44cmh

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Brown stained solid pine seat with black stained solid birch frame.

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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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