Dining Chairs Set

designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara
SKU YV111

These robust chairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara feature a geometric frame for the patinated cognac leather seating and backrest. Besides the rich patinated leather it has decorative openings where back and seating come together. The leather is attached to the curved backrest. The joints are all very visible, which enhances the design of these Finnish chairs.

ABOUT

Ilmari Tapiovaara

Ilmari Tapiovaara was born in Hämeenlinna (Finland) in 1914 and shared a home with his 12 siblings. From a young age, Tapiovaara was in close contact with nature, as his family was involved in forestry-related occupations; his father was a forest ranger and his grandfather a cabinetmaker. The family spent the summers in the Finnish countryside, and this remained an important value consistently present in the designer s work. As Tapiovaara once said, “Nature is the best and closest manual for the industrial designer.”

Details

Creator

Ilmari Tapiovaara
La Permanente Mobili Cantù

Period

1950-1959

Condition

Good
Wear consistent with age and use

Design

Set of 4 Dining chairs

Materials

Cognac leather
Dark Beech wood

Dimensions

48x60x92

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