Vintage Set Of Four Dining Arm Chairs Design By Yrjö Kukkapuro For Avarte, 80s
Price is for the set of four
Designer : Yrjö Kukkapuro
Producer : Avarte
Model : Model A504 from A500 series
Period : 1980s
Materials : Wood, Metal, Suede
Measurements : Height 85 cm, Width 55 cm, Depth 52 cm, Seat Height 45 cm Armrest height 67,5 cm
Condition : Good with signs of wear, comes with age.
Vintage Set Of Four Dining Arm Chairs Design by Yrjö Kukkapuro for Avarte, 80s
Kukkapuro studied design at the Institute of Industrial Arts in Helsinki in the late 1950s, qualifying as an interior architect in 1958. In the 1970s he returned to the Institute, to work as a Professor and, for two years, as the Rector.
He holds Honorary Professorships at universities including Jiangnan (Wuxi) and Nanjing, as well as an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Art and Design Helsinki (now part of the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture).
He is best known for his chairs, of which perhaps the most famous is an easy chair called Karuselli ('Carousel') from 1964, which is included in the permanent collection of major museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It was nominated as the most comfortable chair in the world by The New York Times in 1974, and fellow designer Sir Terence Conran has called it his "favourite place to sit because it is so comfortable".
Kukkapuro has exhibited in dozens of solo and group exhibitions around the world. As of 2020, Kukkapuro continues to work, even in his late 80s.