Ilmar Tapiovaara

‘Only the simplest is best. Take away all that is unnecessary, develop the plasticity’.  -Ilmari Tapiovaara

The noted industrial Finish designer Ilmar Tapiovaara faced the practical challenges that modern industrial design posed by addressing how to assemble series of pieces, how to package for transportation, how to create solidity, ergonomy, and investigate new materials and techniques.

Alongside dozens of chairs and other furniture pieces designed mostly for public premises, Tapiovaara also designed interiors for numerous banks, offices, hotels and shops. Classic furniture designs include the Aslak Chair (1958), Domus Chair (1946), Mademoiselle (1956), and Fanett Chair (1949).

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