Artek Tale Stool
  • Artek Tale Stool
  • Artek Tale Stool
  • Artek Tale Stool
  • Artek Tale Stool
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Artek Tale Stool

tale stool
Design Ilmari Tapiovaara, 1953
Solid & veneered Birch
Made in Finland by Artek

Tapiovaara was a great admirer of Alvar Aalto’s work and wanted to create products based on the same ideological premises. He embraced the principle of social equality of functionalism, and felt that architecture was the starting point of his design work.

Referring to the Finnish tradition of story telling by the fireplace, Tale's unique design and concave floating seat combine comfort and beauty. Tale features a form-pressed seat veneered in birch plywood with a solid birch frame. The stool's organic shape displays Tapiovaara's skills in utilizing woods potential to create long-lasting & elegant design.

llmari Tapiovaara was one of the greatest interior architects and designers of his era. With the mind of an explorer and a soul of a craftsman, Tapiovaara was always seeking for new solutions to improve everyday objects. During his long career Tapiovaara created dozens of iconic objects loved by the public. He was revered as a master of characteristic and human objects and surroundings who captured the essence of Finnish identity. 

Ilmari Tapiovaara was awarded a total of six gold medals at the Milan Triennials as well as many other important awards throughout his career.

24.8" w | 16.1" h

Ilmari Tapiovaara

Wooden Furniture