Key facts

Product:
Karuselli Lounge Chair
Family:
Karuselli
Manufacturer:
Artek >
Designer:
Yrjö Kukkapuro >
Architonic ID:
1249109
Country:
Finland
Designed:
1964
Launched:
2014
Manufacturer groups :
Seating-Armchairs >
Groups:
Seating-Armchairs >

Product description

Distinct in style and exceptionally comfortable, the Karuselli Lounge Chair exemplifies designer Yrjö Kukkapuro’s interest in achieving ultimate comfort through a union of function, ergonomics, and organic form. Shaped to echo the human body, the inspiration for the Karuselli reportedly came about when the designer was playing outside making snow chairs with his daughter. In search of the perfect dimensions, Kukkapuro spent several years sculpting the chair, arriving at the iconic form in 1964. An immediate international success, the chair prompted Gio Ponti to choose Karuselli for the cover of Domus in 1966 and inspired Sir Terence Conran to proclaim it his favourite chair.

Product family

Concept

Comfort is essential to the lounge chair; a place to sit becomes a place to spend time. Offering single seating, the lounge chair affords the sitter a range of postures, provides support, and distributes pressure. A lounge chair may be displayed alone to provide a focal point for an interior, as one of a pair, or as part of a larger configuration. The Artek collection of lounge chairs showcases radically different work by a range of designers. Varying in material and aesthetic, the lounge chairs all unite beauty with functionality.