Karuselli Lounge Chair

£5,736.00

Designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro.
Manufactured by Artek

This swinging and swiveling lounge chair is in the permanent collection of several museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein.

Dimensions: Height: 92cm x Width: 80cm x Depth: 97.5cm Seat height: 37cm

Materials: Shell in white glass fibre and chromed steel, upholstered in Sörensen Prestige leather. Fibreglass base with swivel mechanism.

Many more colour and upholstery options available. Please enquire for further details.

  • sorensen prestige leather black
  • sorensen prestige leather cognac
  • sorensen prestige leather dark brown
  • sorensen prestige leather wine
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Delivery

Made-to-order: 6-8 weeks.
Orders over £1000 free for Mainland UK.
Non-Mainland UK and International options available.
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Story

The Finnish furniture designer Yrjö Kukkapuro (b. 1933) is a central figure of Finnish functionalism. Kukkapuro has been working as a freelance designer since the 1950s and much of the furniture he designed at the beginning of his career is still in production. These days Yrjö Kukkapuro designs mostly for the company Avarte. His most famous pieces of furniture are the Karuselli chair, the Saturnus table, the Skaala chair, the Remmi series and the Ateljee lounge chair and sofa. One of Kukkapuro’s favourite sayings is “Does it make any sense to design a chair which is not good to sit on?” and it describes very well the designer’s love for ergonomic furniture. During his career Yrjö Kukkapuro was awarded many national and international prizes – including the Lunning Prize in 1966, the 1st Prize at the International Chair Design Competition (Italy) in 1972 and the Kaj Franck Design Prize in 1995. His works are present in the permanent collections of various museums in the world – such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the MoMA, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein (Germany), just to name a few.