A pair of early Scandinavian Modern “Pirkka” dining or side chairs by Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara for Laukaan Puu, Finland 1955.
These chairs are first editions. Later models were produced by Asko. Marked Laukaan Puu underneath the seating. Chairs are in good condition. The black and transparent lacquer have traces of use.
Great items to have at your dining table, but will also look beautifully in your bedroom as a pair of side chairs.
Ilmari Tapiovaara was born in Hämeenlinna, Finland in 1914. There he studied interior industrial design at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. When he was still studying at the academy, he started working for Alvar Aalto. After his graduation, he worked with famous architect Le Corbusier.
Many of his items are solely made of wood. This makes his work warm and pleasant. Most famous is the “Pirkka” series, which consisted of a dining table, dining chairs, bench, stool, lounge chair and coffee table. He also designed the beautiful “Maija” table and pendant lamp.
With: 36 cm
Depth: 38.5 cm
Height: 76 cm, seating 43 cm