AVARTE

PRESS RELEASE / Avarte
At the Stockholm Furniture Fair Avarte Oy and Avarte Svenska Ab will present the following new designs:

 

Link M/X chairs, design Jouni Leino
An innovative stackable chair and desk chair.
The Link chair is light and easy to move thanks to its straight-forward and original backrest acting as a handle. W 490 D 570 H 870

Web, design Jouni Leino
Multi-purpose computer desk for educational facilities and libraries. The Web desk is ideal for situations where two or three persons want to look at the computer screen simultaneously. The elliptical form of the keybord top makes it easy for several persons to do teamwork with the assistance/guidance of a computer. Other natural areas of use are libraries (mediatheques) and company lobbies. W 1200, D 920, H 690 / 940

 

Karuselli, design Yrjö Kukkapuro

 
 

99, design Pentti Hakala
A sculptural, swivelling lounge chair for reception areas.
Base of cast aluminium, seat shell of birch plywood stained in black, upholstered.
W 625 D 600 H 1120

For further information, please contact

AVARTE SVENSKA AB
HORNSGATAN 7, 118 46 STOCKHOLM
tel. 08.615 02 50, fax 08. 615 06 50,
e-mail: info@avarte.se

or
AVARTE OY / export office
HIEKKAKIVENTIE 2, FIN-00710 HELSINKI
tel. +358-9-350 80780, fax +358-9-350 80780,
e-mail: avarte@avarte.fi

COMPANY PRESENTATION

Avarte products are simple, almost minimalist. Aesthetics, functionality and ergonomics have from the outset played a central part in their design, without neglecting ecological considerations. Until lately the product range might have been considered solely as an exhibition of the works of Professor Yrjö Kukkapuro. For a long time he was the company’s only designer, creating a coherent, clearly distinctive concept for Avarte.

Many products in the Avarte collection are timeless. Their freshness and contemporary nature do not fade with time. Like other products designed in the 1960's, "Karuselli" and "Remmi" still look fashionable. But the timelessness is no coincidence. Many products designed by Kukkapuro can be renewed again and again simply by changing materials and colours while the original form remains unchanged. Other features of the collection are the lightness of the furniture and the honesty of its form, often reflected by structural details. Many products appear to be like architecture in a reduced size. Their visually light structure takes space into account and tactfully complements the architecture of the building.

Talented designers of the younger generation, graduates of the University of Industrial Art and Design in Helsinki, also collaborate with Avarte. Designers such as Pentti Hakala, Simo Heikkilä and Jouni Leino have worked recently for Avarte. Concepts of functionalism can also be found in their design philosophy, which guarantees the coherence of the product range.

The following museums, among others, have included furniture designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro for Avarte in their permanent collections: New York: Museum of Modern Art, London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Hamburg: Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Weil am Rhein: Vitra Design Museum, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Helsinki museums of industrial art, and the National Museum in Stockholm.

Avarte, which was established in 1980, has participated in many Nordic projects as well as projects in other European countries, Asia, the USA and Australia. The company has supplied furniture to cultural centres, city halls, the offices of many international corporations, universities and other institutions, banks and hospitals.