Scandinavia Design
Artek, Finnish Design Furniture & Lighting
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PIRKKA Collection

stool – bench – chair – table

Ilmari Tapiovaara

Crafted entirely from solid wood, the Pirkka collection 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 collection provides a modern interpretation – flexible, informal, and effortlessly suited to contemporary living. Designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in the 1950s, the Pirkka collection is a versatile addition to any room.

Materials Seat and back brown stained solide pine. Frame stained black solid birch.

Table 150x80xH71 cm and 180x80xH71 cm

Chair H81 x W39 x D44 cm – seat height 43 cm

Stool H44 x W35 x D44 cm – seat height 43 cm

Bench 150x26xH44 cm and 180x26xH44 cm.





Ilmari Tapiovaara

lmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999) is an important step in the development of Scandinavian design during the 20th century. After working with Alvar Aalto in London and Le Corbusier in Paris, he had Eero Aarnio and Yjrö Kukkapuro as assistants. One of his main focuses was the search of the optimal multi-purpose chair, like the Domus chair (or Finn) he drew for the student residence Domus Academica in Helsinki, which was used as office, conference and meals chair, while being stackable. From 1951 to 1960, Ilmari Tapiovaara received no less than 6 gold medals at the Triennale in Milan, more than any other designer.

His furniture is now produced by Artek, which gives it an new international visibility.