Juhani Lemetti in the vault among his many Tapiovaara pieces, photo © Walter Bettens

Songs from the Woods

October 2010

Ilmari Tapiovaara
As Artek celebrates its 75th anniversary and the legacy of its co-founder Alvar Aalto, it’s also time to reflect on the passion of a collector for another of Finland’s great designers. Ilmari Tapiovaara might be a name that doesn’t roll easily off the tongue (unless your are Finnish), but for Juhani Lemmetti vintage doesn’t mean dusty and his enthusiasm has a business edge.