Delivery: approximately 16 weeks
Frame: Black stained solid birch Seat: Brown stained solid pine
W 44 x D 28 x H 44 cm
Artek Pirkka Stool
The Pirkka stool is one of the most popular Finnish furniture ranges and has obtained cult status also abroad. The Artek Pirkka stool is made of solid pine & birch wood and is available in two sizes. The Pirkka range was designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1955: "It alludes to the forms of Finnish rustic furniture. With the mind of an explorer and soul of a craftsman, Ilmari Tapiovaara was always seeking for new solutions to improve everyday objects. During his long career, Tapiovaara created dozens of iconic objects loved by the public. Tapiovaara is especially revered as a master of characteristic and human objects and surroundings. The designs of Ilmari Tapiovaara have proved their quality by remaining a part of our daily lives as interesting, still relevant, functional and aesthetic pieces of furniture."
Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The business strategy of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means”. The founders of Artek advocated a new kind of environment for everyday life. They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to make a difference in architecture and design as well as in town planning.