VINTAGE Karuselli Chair by Yrjö KUKKAPURO, 1960s
Lounge Chair, designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro. Finnland, Haimi, 1964.
Early Swivel and tilt armchair, produced in the late 1960s by Haimi. Organically shaped fibreglass shell, newly upholstered in deep red subtle leather. Suspended on a chromed metal structure enabling full 360 degrees swivel. Extremely comfortable, shell retaining the original HAIMI label.
Kukkapuro's design philosophy is centred around ergonomics.
He is best known for his chairs, of which perhaps the most famous is an easy chair called Karuselli ('Carousel') from 1964,which is included in the permanent collection of major museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It was nominated as the most comfortable chair in the world by The New York Times in 1974, and fellow designer Sir Terence Conran has called it his "favourite place to sit because it is so comfortable".
Very good vintage condition, the original leather and padding have been replaced with beautiful subtle leather. Feet and shell with some patina, as would be expected.