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  • Pair of Pirkka Chairs with Rare Stool by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Laukaan Puu, Finland, 1955 - Spirit Gallery
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    These "Pirkka"chairs were designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara and manufactured by Laukaan Puu in 1955. The seats are crafted in solid pine and the structure in solid birch (black lacquered pinewood).
    This range is inspired by Finnish authentically rustic furniture and one of the most recognised in Finland. Both chairs are stamped at the base of the seat. 
    It is rare to find a pair with its original stool. 
     
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    Creator: Ilmari Tapiovaara I Manufacturer: Laukaan Puu
    Origin: Finland
    In the style of: Scandinavian Modern
    Date of Manufacture: 1955
    Materials and techniques:  
    - Birch and pine wood 
    - Lacquered wood    
    Condition: Excellent
    Wear: Almost never used but consistent with age
    Dimensions:
    Chair > Height: 75 cm I Width: 43 cm I Depth: 43 cm
    Stool > Height: 41cm I Width: 34 cm I Depth: 43 cm 
    Seat Height: 40 cm
    Weight: Chair: 3.5 kg I Stool: 3 kg 
    Number of items: 3
     
    About Ilmari Tapiovaara (1915-1999) 
    Origin: Finland
    llmari Tapiovaara was one of the greatest interior architects and designers of his era.
    He 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 who captured the essence of Finnish identity. Today the contemporary Tapiovaara Family Collection maintains the timeless heritage of a master of Finnish design.
    Ilmari Tapiovaara was awarded 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.
    Source: http://www.artek.fi/company/designers/40
     
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  • Ribbon Chair by Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi for Bernini, Italy, 1961 - Spirit Gallery
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    Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi

    Ribbon Chair by Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi for Bernini, Italy, 1961

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    The 'Ribbon" Chair, Model CL9, was designed by the Italian duo Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi for Bernini in Italy circa 1961. This sculptural statement piece has been fully restored to match its original  appearance of white re-lacquered fiberglass and triangular chromed metal frame.
     
    Additional Information
    Creator: Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi
    Origin: Italy
    In the style of: Mid-Century Modern
    Date of Manufacture: 1961
    Materials and techniques:  
    - Chromed steel
    - Fiberglass
    Condition: Excellent, fully restored
    Wear: Small signs of wear consistent with age  
    Dimensions: Height 66 cm I Width 96 cm I Depth 75 cm 
    Seat Height: 36 cm
    Weight: 23 kg 
    Number of items: 1

     

    About Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi
    Some of their works – such as the famous 1967 Dondolo, in fiberglass and polyester – are now part of the permanent collections at MoMA in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
    sources: http://www.italianways.com/the-ribbon-chair-by-leonardi-and-stagi-a-fiberglass-idea/
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