Friday, September 6, 2013

Yrjö Kukkapuro Designs Now with Artek


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-)

1 comment:

  1. Exciting partnership. I'm eager to see the results.


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