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- Perch bar stool 75 cm, oak
The Perch bar stool from Nikari features a simple, clean-lined design that pays respect to Japanese aesthetics. Crafted from oak, the round seat stands on three slender legs, united by a convenient foot bar. Designers Wesley Walters and Salla Luhtasela drew inspiration for the seat’s smooth shape from the wooden door handle of an old building in Helsinki. Their design won the first FDS Award design competition, organised by Finnish Design Shop in 2016, and became a part of Nikari’s collection the same year. The stool is manufactured by skilled craftsmen in Finland, and the minimal amount of material makes it both a minimalist and an ecological piece of furniture. Due to its elegant form, Perch is a future classic that will stand the test of time.
Nikari products are made in Finland using only certified wood.
- Wesley Walters & Salla Luhtasela
- 42 cm
- 48 cm
- 75 cm
- Seat diameter 26 cm
- This stool is best suited for approx. 110 cm high tables
Wesley Walters & Salla Luhtasela
Wesley Walters and Salla Luhtasela, also known as Studio Kaksikko, who 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. View all products
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