Yrjo Kukkapuro "Kaeuselli" Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Yrjo Kukkapuro "Kaeuselli" lounge chair and ottoman, circa 1966. This piece retains the original label. The lounge chair swivels and tilts. The chrome lever locks the tilt into the desired position.
34.5 in.Hx30 in.Wx35 in.D
This piece is in good vintage condition with only minor wear associated with normal use. Nice patina to the leather. Some light scratches to the base etc. Please see pictures. .
Yrjö Kukkapuro (1933-Present)
Yrjo Kukkapuro is a Finnish interior architect and furniture designer. His career started in the 1950s while studying in the Academy of Design in Helsinki. Kukkapuro's most famous model is called Karuselli (carousel) and it belongs to the collection of major museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. It was also nominated as the most comfortable chair in the world by The New York Times in 1974.
Kukkapuro is married to graphic artist Irmeli Kukkapuro née Salminen since 1954. The couple have built a home studio in Kauniainen in 1968. The building designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro and engineer Eero Paloheimo resembles pop-art style.