Furniture Designer Focus: Eero Aarnio
- From the photographer who shaped how mid-century architecture was communicated to the furniture designer whose work is synonymous with the "space-age pop" aesthetic, we profile five icons you should…
- Swiss brand Vitra has announced that it purchased Artek in a move to bring more global exposure to the iconic Finnish design house.
- French luxury furniture retailer Roche Bobois turned 50 this year, celebrating this milestone with a retrospective at their Madison Avenue showroom.
Come scour the Artek showroom floor to score furniture, lighting, and accessories from designers such as Alvar Aalto, Enzo Mari, Eero Aarnio, and Shigery Ban up to 90% off the retail price.
- A decade ago, the Ohio State University Austin E.
Yrjö Kukkapuro's hallmark piece, the Karuselli chair from 1964, is a piece of free-form fiberglass sculpture fitted to the shape of the human body and upholstered with a detachable leather cushion, all set on top of a swiveling, crossed base. The chair brought Kukkapuro international acclaim and earned him accolades from Terence Conran and Giò Ponti, who featured it on the cover of his magazine Domus in 1966. Karuselli, which means “merry-go-round” in Finnish, was recently announced as the first of his designs to be produced by Artek, the manufacturer founded by Alvar Aalto in 1935.
Here, Artek shares a behind-the-scenes video showing the production process for the molded fiberglass seating, which is still fabricated in Finland.
Join Artek for its first ever sample sale. Alvar Aalto, Eero Aarnio, Shigeru Ban, Naoto Fukasawa, Enzo Mari, Juha Leiviska, and Ilmari Tapiovaara products, discontinued items, and showroom floor samples up to 60-percent off the retail price.
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- At the entrance of Habitare, Finland's largest furniture and interiors expo, designer Yrjö Kukkapuro has curated an exhibition of ecologically-minded chairs.