Nikari’s Periferia is a clean-lined stool designed for saunas and bathrooms. Designed by Kari Virtanen, the sauna stool features a beautiful, slightly concave seat that allows water to drip away via the slit in the middle. Periferia is made of alder and treated with a natural oil mixture.

Nikari products are made in Finland using only certified wood.


Periferia sauna stool, alder



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60 cm
32 cm
44 cm
Alder, treated with oil wax for bathroom areas

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Kari Virtanen

Kari Virtanen (b. 1948) is a Finnish carpenter who with his hard-working attitude has gained his place as one of the most recognised wooden furniture experts. In 1967 Virtanen founded Nikari, a company producing high-quality wooden furniture.

Virtanen has been awarded the Finnish State Design Award in 2005, the Pro Finlandia Medal in 2009 and the Kaj Franck Design Prize in 2022.

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