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Domus Chair

By Ilmari Tapiovaara, from Artek
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Design by Ilmari Tapiovaara, 1946.
By Artek.

The Domus Chair is an all-purpose chair that possesses a clean design, quality construction, and comfortable support. Originally commissioned for the Domus Academica student housing complex in Helsinki, this chair was designed with these criteria in mind. Domus' frame is crafted completely from birch or oak timber with a matching form pressed plywood seat and back. Its understated design lends itself to a variety of useful settings, from dining chair to desk chair, and requires little space to be fully functional, conveniently stackable up to 3 chairs high.

Select a Natural Lacquered Birch, Black Stained Birch, Honey Stained Birch, White Painted Birch, or Natural Lacquered Oak finish.

Dimensions
  • 22.8" W X 21.3" D X 31.1" H
  • Seat Height: 17.7" H
  • Arm Height: 25.5" H
Material(s)
Birch, oak
Item Number
ATK-DOMUS-CHAIR
Model(s)
28101302 28101301 28101203 28101304

Design by Ilmari Tapiovaara, 1946.
By Artek.

The Domus Chair is an all-purpose chair that possesses a clean design, quality construction, and comfortable support. Originally commissioned for the Domus Academica student housing complex in Helsinki, this chair was designed with these criteria in mind. Domus' frame is crafted completely from birch or oak timber with a matching form pressed plywood seat and back. Its understated design lends itself to a variety of useful settings, from dining chair to desk chair, and requires little space to be fully functional, conveniently stackable up to 3 chairs high.

Select a Natural Lacquered Birch, Black Stained Birch, Honey Stained Birch, White Painted Birch, or Natural Lacquered Oak finish.

Artek

Artek is renowned as being one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, building on the heritage of Alvar Aalto. Functionality and timeless aesthetics are the essential elements in the creation of every product that bears the Artek name.

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Ilmari Tapiovaara

Born September 7, 1914 in Finland, Ilmari Tapiovaara was a designer noted for his furnishings and textiles. A graduate of interior design in 1937, Ilmari worked for Asko the following year and would count Alvar Aalto as a strong influence. He gained recognition for his work on the Domus chairs which came about while working with his wife at the Domus Academica from 1946 to 1947. The following year he taught design at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Ilmari Tapiovaara would then go on to do work in Paraguay and Mauritius on behalf of a United Nations development program. Further in 1959 he received the Order of the Lion of Finland's "Pro-Finlandia medal." Much of Ilmari's work was done for universities, schools, as well as a "Root Table" for the Finnish army.

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