Mademoiselle Lounge Chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara (1956)


Designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1956; probably his most famous piece, the ‘Mademoiselle’ Lounge Chair. Ilmari Tapiovaara served as a department head at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and designed for Knoll, as well as Merva, Thonet, Schaman, Hackman and Olivetti. After studying industrial and interior design in …

Designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1956; probably his most famous piece, the ‘Mademoiselle’ Lounge Chair. Ilmari Tapiovaara served as a department head at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and designed for Knoll, as well as Merva, Thonet, Schaman, Hackman and Olivetti. After studying industrial and interior design in Helsinki, he worked for Aalto, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. In 1937, he established his own office with Annikki Tapiovaara. The series includes Lounge Chair and Rocking Chair. Manufacturer: ARTEK.

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