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Kiki sofa, 1960

Designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara
Manufactured by Artek
Product code: ARE-28400*


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Kiki sofa designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek.

Please note: this sofa is available for contract use only.

Tapiovaara wanted to design inexpensive furniture for a broader audience. He made use of materials that were readily available in Finland in the 1940s, such as solid birch. During the 1950s, he began to develop multipurpose chairs made of steel tubing and plywood. 

Ilmari Tapiovaara designed Kiki in 1960. With the Kiki series, Tapiovaara moved away from the wood and organic shapes, to a more clean cut style using steel as the unifying element.

Kiki was a success, establishing the current direction for furniture design at this time. Kiki’s timeless and elegant design aesthetic has made it one of the most popular pieces of public furniture in Finland.

Black painted steel frame with polyurethane foam and polyester wadding seat.

Upholstered in fabrics and leathers of the collection.

2 seater - 116w x 75d x 39/68cmh
3 seater - 173w x 75d x 39/68cmh

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Made-to-order: 8-10 weeks

Furniture orders over £1500 free for Mainland UK.

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