Artek press release Sep 2 2013:
"Yrjö Kukkapuro and Artek have concluded a partnership agreement
The work of Finnish interior architect and furniture designer Yrjö Kukkapuro will
get a new home as part of the Artek Collection. The partnership gives
Kukkapuro’s furniture an even broader global distribution network, and the solid
support of Artek’s marketing. The first goal of the collaboration between Artek
and Kukkapuro is to re-launch the internationally acclaimed Karuselli chair and
ottoman designed by Kukkapuro in 1964.
Artek CEO Mirkku Kullberg said: “Artek is the perfect company for Yrjö
Kukkapuro’s iconic design. We have an obligation and responsibility to ensure
that Yrjö Kukkapuro has a partner worthy of his expertise and talent. We are
particularly pleased with the smooth launch of the partnership, and we are
certain Yrjö Kukkapuro’s furniture is a complement to our portfolio of products
by Alvar Aalto, Ilmari Tapiovaara and Artek Studio.""
Yrjö Kukkapuro Karuselli chair, 1964.
Yrjö Kukkapuro (1933-)