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A while ago I showed you Jeanette's beautiful Tapiovaara Mademoiselle chair, with the intention to soon show some more of Tapiovaara's great mid-century designs, but I forgot. So let's get back to the subject today...
Though he designed different kinds of furniture, I guess Finnish Ilmari Tapiovaara is especially known for his great chair designs, like the Pirkka and Mademoiselle. I think each of those chairs is like an iconic little piece of art, and though you see the simple chairs like the ones left on the first image quite often, they never bore me (in fact I've been asking myself how that's possible, cause a lot of things bore me easily!).
Ilmari Tapiovaara was one of the most well-known Finnish designers of his era. Though he died in 1999, quite some of his items are still in production. You can read all about this Tapiovaara family collection here.
Images: I found some on the Tapiovaara website, others were collected everywhere on the internet throughout time, so I'm sorry for not crediting them properly!


HELLO TIGER! on 2009-11-27 14:56
I've got a white Mademoiselle chair. It's simple and beautiful!
Nina on 2009-11-27 15:07
@ Hello tiger: Oh wow, how very lucky you are! Can they still be found easily in Scandinavia?
read me... on 2009-11-29 00:32
Love Tapiovaara... who wouldn't be over the moon to have a Mademoiselle chairs!
HELLO TIGER! on 2009-12-06 16:06
@ Nina: I really don't know. I got mine from my mothers husband. He got it when he was a kid, but he didn't know anything about the chair.
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