Description

The Moomin chair, designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro, celebrates Tove Jansson’s lovable Moomin characters’ 75th anniversary. Showcasing Jansson’s iconic artwork, the Moomin chair features an illustration from the Moomin comic “Snorkmaiden Goes Rococo”. The medium version is suitable for children aged seven to twelve years.

Yrjö Kukkapuro designed the chair model in 1998 with the intent to showcase the work of different artists and illustrators. Today, it serves as the perfect canvas for highlighting delightful Moominvalley favourites. Made of certified birch plywood with a laminated coating that withstands wear, the Moomin chair is an ideal choice for play, around low tables or as independent pieces. Awarded the Key Flag certificate, the Moomin chair is produced in Finland.

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Yrjö Kukkapuro

Moomin chair, medium

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Colour
White, birch, multicolour
Width
52 cm
Depth
50 cm
Height
72 cm, arm rest height: 61cm
Seat depth
36 cm
Seat height
39 cm
Material
Certified birch plywood, laminated coating
Weight
4,4 kg
Age group
7- to 12-year-old children
Notes
Comes flat-packed.

Yrjö Kukkapuro

The Finnish furniture designer Yrjö Kukkapuro (b. 1933) is a central figure of Finnish functionalism. Kukkapuro has been working as a freelance designer since the 1950s and much of the furniture he designed at the beginning of his career is still in production today.

“Does it make any sense to design a chair which is not good to sit on?” is one of Kukkapuro’s favourite sayings and it describes perfectly the designer’s love for ergonomic furniture. His designs aim at a subtle balance between functionality and aesthetics – fine examples of this are the Karuselli chair produced by Artek, and other iconic designs such as the Saturnus table, Skaala chair, Remmi series and Ateljee lounge chair and sofa.

During his career, Kukkapuro has been awarded many national and international prizes – including the Lunning Prize in 1966, the 1st Prize at the International Chair Design Competition in Italy in 1972 and the Kaj Franck Design Prize in 1995. His works are present in the permanent collections of various museums in the world, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, MoMA in New York and Vitra Design Museum in Germany's Weil am Rhein, just to name a few.

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