Nikari Akademia chair, oak
Nikari Akademia chair, oak
Nikari Akademia chair, oak
Nikari Akademia chair, oak
Nikari Akademia chair, oak
Nikari Akademia chair, oak
Nikari Akademia chair, oak
Nikari Akademia chair, oak
Nikari Akademia chair, oak

Akademia chair, oak

Nikari

AU$1,277.10 AU$1,419.00
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Nikari
Akademia chair
AU$1,277.10 AU$1,419.00


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Description

Akademia chair by Nikari is a harmonious and refined oak wood chair designed by Wesley Walters and Salla Luhtasela, also known as Studio Kaksikko. The balanced and organic appeal of the Akademia chair was influenced by Scandinavian design heritage, Japanese aesthetics, as well as the simple and honest Shaker style. Characterized by softly rounded shapes, Akademia chair can be used by the dining table or desk, or as an individual side chair in any room. As its name suggests, the Akademia chair originates from the academic world – the chair was a result of Wesley Walters' Master's thesis work at Aalto University, Helsinki.

Nikari products are made in Finland using only certified wood.

Colour
Natural oak
Width
46 cm
Depth
47 cm
Height
81 cm
Seat height
46 cm
Material
Lacquered oak

Wesley Walters & Salla Luhtasela

Wesley Walters and Salla Luhtasela, also known as Kaksikko, won the first FDS Award in 2016 with their Perch bar stool. They share not only a similar taste in design but also an eventful path to the field. Both have studied design at the Aalto University Helsinki, and their work has been influenced by both Scandinavian and Japanese aesthetics.

'Walters, originally from California, studied East Asian languages in the University of Berkeley and grew an interest in design and architecture due to an exchange program in Japan and a summer job at the art department of a movie production. He started his design studies at the Tama University in Tokyo, got his first master's degree in 2012 and moved to Helsinki to continue his education. Finnish Salla Luhtasela, in turn, worked as a pastry chef and studied architectural restoration before she discovered ceramics and applied to Aalto University in 2013.

Walters and Luhtasela, brought together by their studies, specialize in minimalist wooden and ceramic products. Their ceramic Piippu coffee pot and filter won the third prize in the Muuto Talent Award 2015, and the Michelin-starred restaurant Ask in Helsinki serves its menu on tableware designed by Walters and Luhtasela. Perch, the FDS Award winner, is now part of Nikari's range of high-quality wooden furniture. 

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    Bagenalstown, Ireland

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    92 days ago

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    Finland

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    Laadukkaat ja erittäin hyvät istua

    138 days ago

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