Mademoiselle Lounge Chair by Ilmary Tapiovaara (1956) – 2013 IMM Cologne (10)

Mademoiselle Lounge Chair by Ilmary Tapiovaara (1956)

I’m not a Ilmary Tapiovaara design fan as the chairs and stools tend to fall apart because they cannot bear the load of sitting. In one way or another he wasn’t able to give his designs the sturdiness of real shaker chairs.

Bar Stool by Ilmari Tapiovaara

Bar-Stool-by-Ilmari-Tapiovaara

Bar Stool by Ilmari Tapiovaara

I have a long history with this bar stool. It has a design or construction flaw. Can you see it? Artek has bought the rights to Ilmari Tapiovaara’s work and claims they took away the design flaw. I’ve found an old one and will make a photo to show the design or construction error…soon…hopefully

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