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domus lounge chair

by Ilmari Tapiovaara from Artek

domus lounge chair

Design Ilmari Tapiovaara, 1946
Form pressed birch plywood, solid birch
Made in Finland by Artek

Tapiovaara was a great admirer of Alvar Aalto's work and wanted to create products based on the same ideological premises. He embraced the principle of social equality of functionalism, and felt that architecture was the starting point of his design work.

The Domus lounge, alongside the Domus chair, were originally designed by Tapiovaara for the public spaces at the Domus Academica's student housing complex in Helsinki. When first produced, it was not possible to produce the seat and back element from one piece. It wasn't until recently that the Domus lounge is being produced as Tapiovaara originally designed. A classic Scandinavian design, the Domus series consists of lounge, arm and side chairs offered in a variety of finish options as well as upholstered.

llmari Tapiovaara was one of the greatest interior architects and designers of his era. With the mind of an explorer and a soul of a craftsman, 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. He was revered as a master of characteristic and human objects and surroundings who captured the essence of Finnish identity. Ilmari Tapiovaara was awarded a total of six gold medals at the Milan Triennials as well as many other important awards throughout his career.

23.25" w | 28" d | 35" h | seat: 16.25" h | arms: 21.5" h

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Ilmari Tapiovaara

Ilmari Tapiovaara was always seeking new solutions to improve everyday objects. He was revered as a master of quality and created objects which captured the essence of Finnish design identity.
Artek was founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto with an idea to promote a modern culture of habitation. Artek advocates a new environment of art and design for everyday life.

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