Lukki 5AR Chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek
Lukki 5AR Chair


by Ilmari Tapiovaara

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The versatile Lukki 5AR Chair is part of a relaunch of Tapiovaara's Lukki series designed from 1951–1956. Particularly useful and surprisingly comfortable, the armchair is formed in a casual style with contours built for comfort. The chair boasts a light-weight structure comprised of plywood seating and a leggy bent metal tube frame. Stackable and versatile, this chair was designed for casual seating.Tapiovaara designed several versions of Lukki that were originally conceived as a competition entry for the design of furniture for student housing at the Helsinki University of Technology. Tapiovaara won the competition, which marked the beginning of the Lukki series, and a period in which Tapiovaara designed many multipurpose chairs. The collection's lanky tube frames offer meaning to its name, which translates to "daddy" in Finnish, recalling the tall legs of a daddy long leg spider. Replacing solid wood, Tapiovaara used the metal in tandem with bent plywood to achieve versatile, durable designs.

Product Type Chair
Brand Artek
Designer Ilmari Tapiovaara
Year of Design 1956
Country of Origin Finland
: L22.8x18.1xH29.5cm
: painted steel tube
: form pressed birch plywood

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