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Kari Virtanen

Kari Virtanen
The Finnish carpenter Kari Virtanen (born in 1948) founded his first workshop at the age of 19. His ambitious approach to the craft caught the attention of the most powerful figures in Finnish design. His first collaboration partners were Alvar Aalto and Kaj Franck. He has been a sought-after partner for designers in need of a skilled cabinetmaker. Virtanen’s works are widely used in public spaces and reception facilities. He creates the pure and restrained design, evolved from the intended use of the object, its structure and the characteristics of wood. The goal is to create an implicit form. Virtanen’s chairs Kiasma have been chosen for the Museum of Contemporary Art, since “it was not designed”. Kari Virtanen has received several awards, for e.g. the Design State Award in Finland in 2005 or the Bruno Mathsson award for Nordic design.
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    1. Nikari KVJ3 sauna stool
    2. Nikari Café Skandi Stool
      Nikari Café Skandi Stool
      As low as CHF370.00
    3. Nikari Skandinavia KVT6 Chair
      Nikari Skandinavia KVT6 Chair
      As low as CHF465.00
    4. Seminar KVT1 Chair
      Seminar KVT1 Chair
      As low as CHF485.00
    5. Nikari Seminar KVT2 Chair
      Nikari Seminar KVT2 Chair
      As low as CHF595.00
    6. Cafe Skandi Chair
      Cafe Skandi Chair
      As low as CHF549.00
    7. Cafe Skandi Table
      Cafe Skandi Table
      As low as CHF730.00
    8. Nikari KVP Table
      Nikari KVP Table
      As low as CHF989.00
    9. Nikari Arkipelago KVTT3 Patio Lounge Chair
    10. Nikari Arkitecture Table Top
      Nikari Arkitecture Table Top
      As low as CHF1,479.00
    11. TJP2 table
      TJP2 table
      As low as CHF1,620.00
    12. KVK3 sideboard
      KVK3 sideboard
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