Artek at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2014
Grcic, Jongerius and Kukkapuro – a celebration of the chair
Artek dedicates this year’s Salone del Mobile to the celebration of the chair, in conjunction with three iconic designers.
Konstantin Grcic’s first design for Artek, the multifunctional task chair called Rival, reflects its roots in the historical company with a technical finesse that transforms it into an entirely modern piece of furniture for contemporary living. Hella Jongerius’ reinterpretation of Alvar Aalto armchairs 400 and 401 together with Stool 60 is the beginning of a new collaboration on a crisp and tactile collection of Artek classics. Yrjö Kukkapuro’s legendary lounge chair Karuselli returns to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The modern design classic was a result of extensive experimentation and a revolutionary combination of ergonomics, new materials and production methods.
Pavilion 20, C08
Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milan Fairgrounds, Rho 8
13 April 2014 9:30 – 18:30
In the radical spirit of its founders, Artek is in the vanguard of creating future paths within and between the disciplines of design, architecture and art.
Artek has been a pioneer of ethical design since 1935. The cornerstones of Artek’s strategy are ethics, aesthetics and ecology. In Artek, this translates into high quality, timeless icons and tomorrow’s archetypes in humane design. The core of Artek’s product range consists of furniture and lamps designed by Alvar Aalto and the furniture collection of Ilmari Tapiovaara. In accordance with its current portfolio strategy, Artek has extended its collection to respond to the ever growing demand. In autumn 2013, Artek signed a cooperation contract with Yrjö Kukkapuro and launched small interior design objects by Kaj Franck. In September 2013, Artek passed into the ownership of Vitra AG.