The work of Finnish interior architect and furniture designer Yrjö Kukkapuro has received a new home as part of the Artek Collection. The Karuselli lounge chair with it’s futuristic yet inviting design is the first of this addition. The lounge chair and ottoman feature a white fiberglass shell and base with chromed steel accents and offered in your choice of white or black leather upholstery. The lounge chair includes a swivel mechanism and other leather colors can be specified on request.
Born in Viipuri, Finland in 1933, Yrjö Kukkapuro is one of the most successful and prestigious Finnish designers. He graduated as interior architect from the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki in 1958, and founded his own design office, Studio Kukkapuro, in 1959. A renowned award-winning designer, Kukkapuro worked as a teacher, professor and rector from the 1960s to the 1990s. His work has shown in permanent collections of several museums worldwide. Kukkapuro has also exhibited his work in dozens of solo and group shows across the world.
· Size: Height 920 mm, seat height 370 mm, width 800 mm, depth 975 mm
· Material: Seat shell and base of fibreglass in white, chromed steel spring and rubber dampers connect seat shell to base, leather upholstery in black
· Color: Black, white
designer: yrjö kukkapuro