Design Ilmari Tapiovaara, 1954 Solid & veneered oak or walnut Made in Finland by Artek
The Ovalette Coffee Table by Ilmari Tapiovara is an elegant design classic in the tradition of Finnish furniture design. Ilmari Tapiovaara was a great admirer of Alvar Aalto's work, and he wanted to create products based on the same ideological premises. Tapiovaara embraced the principle of social equality of functionalism, and felt that architecture was the starting point of his design work. In addition to dozens of chairs and other furniture, mostly intended for public spaces, Tapiovaara also designed interiors for many banks, offices, hotels and showrooms starting in the 1940s. With the mind of an explorer and a soul of a craftsman, Tapiovaara was always seeking new solutions to improve everyday objects. During his long career Tapiovaara created dozens of iconic objects loved by the public.
Table top of solid birch and plywood with surface and background veneer. Total thickness 15 mm. Frame of solid wood. frame walnut, top walnut veneered frame oak, top oak veneered
47.2" w | 23.6" d | 16.9" h
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