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Lukki Chair

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Lukki Chair

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Design Ilmari Tapiovaara, 1951.
Painted steel tube, pressed birch plywood

Made in Finland by Artek

The simply styled Lukki Chair is part of a relaunch of Tapiovaara's Lukki series designed from 1951?1956. A Finnish word meaning "daddy", the armchair is a light-weight structure featuring plywood seating and a leggy bent metal tube frame. Stackable and versatile, this chair was designed for frequent use with high arms, reinforced with plywood arm pads, and a comfortably shaped seat pan.

Tapiovaara designed several versions of the chair, which interior architect and designer Ilmari Tapiovaara originally conceived as a competition entry for the design of furniture for student housing at the Helsinki University of Technology. Tapiovaara won the competition, which marked the beginning of the Lukki series, and a period in which Tapiovaara designed many multipurpose chairs. The collection's lanky tube frames offer meaning to its name, which translates to "daddy" in Finnish, recalling the tall legs of a daddy long leg spider. Replacing solid wood, Tapiovaara used the metal in tandem with bent plywood to achieve versatile, durable designs.

Dimensions: Overall: 22"W X 20"D X 29"H,Seat height: 17", Armrest height: 26.2"