SSENSE

ILMARI TAPIOVAARA – FINLAND’S SECOND DESIGNER

0

The year 2014 marks the centenary of the birth of designer Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914 – 1999). In honour of this event, Helsinki Design Museum hosted a major exhibition of his work featuring both furniture and sketches from archive collections that have not been displayed previously.

Originally trained as an interior architect, Ilmari Tapiovaara followed an extensive career in design. He was the artistic director of a furniture factory, a teacher, an expert serving in development cooperation and the head of his own design office, among other work. Tapiovaara was a charismatic speaker and skilled writer with a public presence as a spokesman for modern professional design.

Even though he worked internationally and many of his chairs are easily recognisable, his name and some of his other design work are not well known outside his home country.

Annikki and Ilmari Tapiovaara at the office, 1954

Domus armchair, 1946

Ilmari Tapiovaara demonstrating the stacking of Domus chair, 1947

Mademoiselle chair, 1956

Pirkka chairs, 1956

Domus armchair, 1946

Ilmari Tapiovaara with some of his chair designs

Photos are courtesy of Helsinki Design Museum

SHARE ON:
Facebook Pinterest Tumblr Plusone Twitter Reddit Linkedin Stumbleupon
Go back to TOP

GOT ANYTHING TO SAY? LEAVE A COMMENT!

Berliner Spring
A SLICE OF PANDA FUNK
Shop Need Supply Co.'s Women's.



© 2009 - 2017 THIS IS MY SUIT - All rights reserved | Sponsors / Advertise with us | Hosted by MyServer