Living at the desk
by Fabian Peters | 1/1/2018
Studio Joanna Laajisto has created office spaces for an international agency that staff have already made into their second home.
Ilmari Tapiovaara designed Kiki in 1960. It was originally conceived as a chair whose stackability allowed it to be used to seat large groups, such as in auditoriums. In the Kiki series Tapiovaara employed a more clean cut design idiom instead of the more
organic style he had favoured previously. Instead of wood, he chose oval steel tubing as the structural and unifying element of the whole Kiki collection.
Kiki was a huge success, establishing the current direction for furniture design at this time. K
iki’s timeless and elegant design idiom has made it one of the most popular pieces of public furniture in Finland.
The Kiki product range is comprised of chairs, tables, lounge chairs, benches and sofas.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||without armrests|
shades of brown