Eight chairs from the Fanett model from Ilmari TAPIOVAARA (1914-1999) in black lacquered beech and teak. A thin teak seat is placed on four oblique legs, the back is composed of seven bars embedded in the seat.
An emblematic piece of 20th century Scandinavian design, the Fanett is renowned for its simple and timeless form, all in harmony and subtlety. The first version of the Fanett chair was created in 1949 by Lennart KARLSTORP (1921-2014) with a rounded back for the manufacturer Edsby Verken. Far from the traditional heavy chairs, this one met a great commercial success. In 1955, Ilmari TAPIOVAARA gave the emblematic silhouette of the backrest. However, this one will have a wide seat which did not please the customer because it was difficult to gather them around a table. In 1967, the Fanett was redesigned with a smaller seat and 7 pegs on the back for more solidity. The chairs we present are from this last model, the Fanett 65T.
Ilmari TAPIOVAARA (1914-1999) was a Finnish interior architect and designer. He trained at the Institute of Industrial Art in Helsinki and worked with Alvar Aalto and Le Corbusier. He won six medals at the Milan Triennial between 1951 and 1964.
Dim: W: 16,1 in - D: 16,1in - H: 32,7in.
Dim: L:41cm, P:41cm, H:83cm.
Slight differences in the color of the wood on the seat