Yrjö Kukkapuro. Furniture
11.01. – 10.02.2013
Yrjö Kukkapuro, born in 1933, is one of the most well-known representatives of Finnish design history. His oeuvre has been mainly concentrated on seating furniture. For the first time in Estonia in such capacity, the furniture exhibition shows more than 60 chairs from different typologies: office and dining room chairs, armchairs, sofas, unique prototypes and models that have been in production for decades. Exhibited are the iconic works of design history like Karuselli, Ateljee, Remmi and Fysio, but also one of a kind experimental models. Actively designing chairs since the end of the 1950s until today, Kukkapuro has been the chief designer of Avarte, received several design and art awards, and examples of his artistic production can be found among others in the permanent collections of MoMA in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein.
In addition to the extraordinary furniture collection, the exhibition also presents a prototype designed by Kukkapuro especially for the exhibition in the Museum of Estonian Architecture in 2012 and manufactured in Tallinn.
Exhibition coordinator: Karen Jagodin, Museum of Estonian Architecture (+372) 5238113
Supporters: Eesti Kultuurkapital, Elke Mööbel, Avarte