Design: Ilmari Tapiovaara
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Artek’s Lukki chair, designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1951, is a thin-legged classic of Finnish design – Lukki is Finnish for daddy longlegs. The frame is made of painted steel tube and the seat and backrest are beech-veneered, form-pressed birch plywood. Lukki chairs and stools were originally designed for student dormitories of the Helsinki University of Technology, and their most essential qualities are versatility, stackability and durability. The short armrests of Lukki allow the chair to be pulled close to a table and make it pleasant for dining as well as reading.
Colour: Stone white Width: 56 cm Depth: 51 cm Height: 74 cm Seat height: 43 cm Armrest height: 66,5 cm Frame material: Steel tube Seat material: Beech veneered form pressed birch plywood Weight: 5,5 kg Stackable: Yes, 4 pcs
Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999) was a renowned Finnish interior architect and designer. In his designs, Tapiovaara always sought to create a humane, well-lit and warm dwelling environment. Tapiovaara’s furniture pieces designed were always part of a whole, with the architecture as their starting point.
Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists – Alvar and Aino Aalto, Nils-Gustav Hahl and Maire Gullichsen published a design manifesto inspired by functionalism, stating that Artek’s aim was “to sell furniture and to promote modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other means”. Since its foundation, Artek has played in the intersection of design, architecture, and art, making Finnish design and Alvar Aalto's furniture famous all over the world. Since 2013, Artek has been part of the Swiss furniture company Vitra.