PIRKKA | Barstool By Artek
High wooden barstool
Solid Wood, Pine
Pirkka Bar Stool draws on traditional Finnish design, while being perfectly suited to clean modern interiors. The seat is composed of two pieces of curved pinewood, and both the legs and spindle braces are rounded, resulting in a look that is immediately recognisable. Crafted entirely from solid wood, Pirkka Bar Stool was designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in the 1950s. A versatile addition to any room, Pirkka Bar Stool is effortlessly suited to contemporary living.
Pirkka marks a temporary return to solid wood for Ilmari Tapiovaara, following his innovative work with tubular steel. The first in the series was the stool, intended by Tapiovaara as the ideal place to sit and cool down after a sauna. The Bar Stool, Bench, and Chair bear the same remarkable aesthetic. Frames are composed of solid birch, while seats and backrests are made from pinewood. The tapering frame and braces provide a charismatic contrast to the solidity and smooth curves of the pine elements. Created in the 1950s, the Pirkka series is inspired by traditional vernacular Finnish furniture, but in a modern interpretation – flexible, informal, and effortlessly suited to contemporary living.