Oak bench with back
Kari Virtanen, Johanna Gullichsen
It is the magical midsummer time here in Fiskars and we wanted to celebrate the nightless night by telling you about a new product. The idea of the Konstruktio bench first came to Kari Virtanen's mind during his recent travels in Japan. He has always worked with solid wood and aimed at the best possible combinations of traditional wooden joints and contemporary forms of today. With Konstruktio bench he wanted to develop a modern wooden joint; a simple, delicate solution that would also be easily adapted to production.
The bench is designed together with textile designer Johanna Gullichsen, who worked with the seat upholstery and fabric details, following Kari Virtanen's philosophy of simplicity and functionality. The soft yet firm seat upholstery is manufactured using coconut fibre, wool and cotton. Johanna Gullichsen also created new, natural Triton fabric tones.