PIRKKA | Rectangular table By Artek
Rectangular wooden table
Solid Wood, Pine
Crafted entirely from solid wood, the Pirkka Table combines a birch frame with a table top composed of two pieces of pinewood. Both legs and braces are rounded and taper towards the ends, a charismatic contrast to the solidity of the table surface. Created in the 1950s by designer Ilmari Tapiovaara, the Pirkka Table is inspired by traditional vernacular Finnish furniture, but in a modern interpretation – flexible, informal, and effortlessly suited to contemporary living. Available in different sizes, the Pirkka Table is a versatile addition to any room.
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.