Little has been written about the use of teak and other hardwood materials in industrial design in Finland. Denmark and Sweden have made a bigger mark and they did also have a much larger production. In this post I'm focusing on smaller object although some Finnish manufacturers made furniture in both solid teak and veneer. … Continue reading Teak artists and manufacturers in Finland
Awesome image of the day # 4 Aeroplane veneer tables/sculptures by Tapio Wirkkala.There is actually a newly launched reissue of the 1958 table. Price: 9500 € - ouch.
ASKO The furniture company Asko hits 90 years this year. Over time they have developed into a moderate design store with practically the same furniture like everyone else. But there was a time when Asko stood for innovativity, style and in particular good design. In the 60's and 70's it was the largest manufacturer of … Continue reading ASKO – the history of a legendary furniture company
THE HOME OF Tapio Wirkkala Born in 1915. Studied sculpture at the Central School of Arts and Crafts 1934-36. Married to Rut Bryk. Participations in foreign exhibitions: Stockholm 1947, Scandinavia, Zurich, Milan 1951, Great Britain, The U.S.A. and Canada 1952-1954. Worked for Karhula Iittala, Asko, Kultakeskus and Rosenthal. Was influenced by nature and used glass, … Continue reading THE HOME OF Tapio Wirkkala