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The Design Museum, Finland. The Curated Object - The Curated Object: Decorative Arts & Desi.

Yrjö Kukkapuro, one of Finland’s design legends, is primed for an international resurgence thanks to a new furniture collaboration with Artek.

Modern Studio of a Finnish Design Legend

Finnish designer Yrjo Kukkapuro works at a standing desk inside his home/joint studio he shares with his wife near Helsinki. Tips: yellow beret, standing, special chairs, lighting & windows galore.

Ateljee Kukkapuro, Yrjö Kukkapuro's studio. Photo by Heidi Strengell, from Avotakka magazine 8/2012.

Ateljee Kukkapuro, Designer Yrjö Kukkapuro's studio in Finland. Photo by Heidi Strengell, from Avotakka magazine

modern yrjo kukkapuro finland artek landscape sofa workspace

Converted Loft Fit for a Modern Family in Copenhagen

In the late he experimented with a sofa that sports a stylized landscape painted on its sides, a prelude to the postmodernism of the The Kukkapuros’ respective work spaces are side by side and occupy roughly one-third of the studio’s square feet.

Finnish designer Yrjö Kukkapuro

Designer Yrjö Kukkapuro was born in Vyborg, Finland in 1933

1911-1989    Born in Vyborg, Finland. Kaj Franck is described as the conscience of Finnish design. He removed everything excessive in his designs, leaving only the essentials. Kaj Franck has been awarded a large number of Finnish and international awards and prizes and his work has been displayed at a range of design museums around the world. Some of his most famous objects are the Teema tableware and the glass series Kartio.

Finnish Designers Finland is known for its distinctive design.

Aino and Alvar Aalto designer and architects | Read about "900 drink trolley" designed by Aino and Alvar Aalto on Designbest Magazine | #designbest @artekglobal

Aino and Alvar Aalto designer and architects

It seems no coincidence that Aalto means wave in Finnish. Aino Aalto (1894-1949) also caused waves with her glassware collection that beat her husband's entry in an iittala-Karhula design competition in Finland and went on to win the gold prize at the Milan Triennale in 1936.

It seems no coincidence that Aalto means wave in Finnish. Aino Aalto (1894-1949) also caused waves with her glassware collection that beat her husband's entry in an iittala-Karhula design competition in Finland and went on to win the gold prize at the Milan Triennale in 1936.

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