- Creator / Artist / Designer:Kari Asikainen
- Issuer / Manufacturer:Korhonen Finland
- Period:20th Century / 1970s
- Country of Origin:Finland
- Dimensions (H x W x D):77 x 49 x 45 cm
- Weight:3 Kg / each
- Number of components:6
- Style:Scandinavian Design / Modernism
- Belgium Delivery:On request
- International Delivery:On request
Set of 6 Scandinavian "Kari 2" Chairs by Designer Kari Asikainen, curved beech wood, back seats in thermoformed beech multiplex.
1st edition at Korhonen Finland around 1970s, currently reissued at Finnish Furntiture Line.
Good condition, very stable, attractive price for a 1st edition from the same publisher as Alvar Aalto.
Seat height: 43 cm
The Kari chair, designed by Kari Asikainen, is one of the classics of Finnish design.
The light and durable wooden structure of the chairs, combined with the timeless design, has guaranteed their popularity for decades.
Kari 2 is a classic stackable chair suitable for many uses. Due to its light and durable wooden structure and timeless design, it has a low impact on the environment. Almost a million pieces of the Kari series have already been manufactured. Wooden parts: birch, stained birch, beech.
Link to the Designer/Manufacturer: https://www.elka.fi/verkkonayttelyt/muotoilun-menestystarinoita/eng/kari-tuoli/index.php
Kari Aaro Juhani Asikainen (born October 24, 1939 in Parkano, Finland) is a Finnish interior designer and former professor of industrial furniture design at MUOVA, the Western Finland design center in Vaasa, 1988–1994. He also taught at the Helsinki University of Art and Design (known in Finnish as TAIK) in 1973-1988.
Asikainen studied at the Institute of Applied Arts (precursor of TAIK), finishing his studies in 1966. His best known design is that of the series of Kari chairs started in 1969, for which he received the SIO (Finnish Association of interior designers)
1982 award for best furniture for public spaces.
In 1984, he won the prestigious award from the State Applied Arts Commission.