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Ilmari Tapiovaara

Ilmari Tapiovaara
Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999) was one of the most important Finnish interior architects and designers of his generation. He significantly shaped the international design of the 20th Century. Tapiovaara studied industrial and interior design at the Institute of Industrial Design in Helsinki and he was a great admirer of Alvar Aalto's work. He embraced the principle of social equality of functionalism and the architecture was a starting point of his design work.Tapiovaara trained and worked with renowned international architects and designers, for e.g. Le Corbusier or Mies van der Rohe. In the late 1950s he travelled to Paraguay, where he designed furniture on behalf of the UN development programme and later he worked in a similar projects in Mauritius or Yugoslavia. He also designed furniture for clients in Italy and Sweden. IIlmari Tapiovaara received a total of six gold medals at the Milan Triennials in 1951, 1954, 1957, 1960 and 1964. He was awarded the Good Design Award in Chicago in 1951, the Pro Finlandia medal in 1959, the Finnish State Design Prize in 1971 and the Furniture Prize of the SIO Interior Architects’ Association of Finland in 1990.
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    1. Artek Lukki Stool
      Artek Lukki Stool
      As low as CHF205.00
    2. Artek Pirkka Stool
      Artek Pirkka Stool
      As low as CHF529.00
    3. Artek Domus Chair
      Artek Domus Chair
      As low as CHF695.00
    4. Artek Pirkka Bar Stool
      Artek Pirkka Bar Stool
      As low as CHF667.00
    5. Artek Pirkka Bank
      Artek Pirkka Bank
      As low as CHF685.00
    6. Artek Pirkka Chair
    7. Artek Trienna Side Table
      Artek Trienna Side Table
      As low as CHF779.00
    8. Artek Kiki Side Table
      Artek Kiki Side Table
      As low as CHF845.00
    9. Artek Domus Upholstered Chair
      Artek Domus Upholstered Chair
      As low as CHF969.00
    10. Artek Kiki Sofa Table
      Artek Kiki Sofa Table
      As low as CHF926.00
    11. Artek Mademoiselle Lounge Chair
      Artek Mademoiselle Lounge Chair
      As low as CHF1,120.00
    12. Artek Kiki Bench 1-Seater
      Artek Kiki Bench 1-Seater
      As low as CHF993.00
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