Ilmari Tapiovaara - Design Day Sale London Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    De Bijenkorf, Amsterdam, 1960s
    Thence by descent to the present owner, The Hague

  • Literature

    'Le immagini piú significative della prima Eurodomus, La casetta Finlandese', Domus, no. 440, July 1966, n.p.
    Pekka Korvenmaa, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Salamanca, 1997, p. 137, fig. 249
    Anty Pandsera, ed., design finlandese, la collezione Mangano, exh. cat., Regional Museum of Messina, 2007, front cover, p. 88 for a technical drawing, p. 89

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model was exhibited at the 'First Eurodomus', Genoa, Italy, 30 April-15 May, 1966.


Pair of rare 'Pirkka' easy chairs, model no. 2021

Stained pine, ebonised pine.
Each: 74.5 x 57 x 59 cm (29 3/8 x 22 1/2 x 23 1/4 in.)
Manufactured by Laukaan puu Ltd., Helsinki, Finland. Underside of each branded with manufacturer's mark and LP/LAUKAAN PUUOY/MADE IN FINLAND/TAPIOVAARA/DESIGN.

£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £4,375

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Design Day Sale

London Auction 28 April 2016