Kiki Square Side TablePrice: $740.00
Design by Ilmari Tapiovaara, 1960.
The Kiki Square Side Table features a clean cut aesthetic imparted by a stark, painted black steel tube frame. For designer Ilmari Tapiovaara, the Kiki series was a departure from his previously favored organic style. It was greeted with great success, establishing the current direction for furniture design of the era. This side table offers a minimalist aesthetic that is highly versatile, a trusted timeless piece for multifunctional modern spaces.
Select a Natural Oak Veneer, Lacquered White or Lacquered Black table top.
The Kiki Collection is the winner of the Gold Prize at the Milan Triennale in 1960.
Material(s): Birch, oak
Dimensions: 23.6" W X 23.6" D X 16.5" H
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Designer: 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.View other products by Ilmari Tapiovaara
Artek was founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl in their pursuit of a new kind of environment for everyday life. They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to make a difference in town planning as well as architecture and design.
Today 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.View other products from Artek