Yrjö Kukkapuro Experiment

Exhibition, Gallery Lemmetti, Helsinki, Finland.


From September 8, 2017 until September 24, 2017

Yrjö Kukkapuro Experiment, showing during Helsinki Design Week, is a collection of rare prototypes.

Professor Yrjö Kukkapuro is one of the most distinguished furniture designers of our time. The 84-year-old’s work is akin to graphic art being turned into ergonomic and functional furniture. His career spans 60 years and he is still a creative force within design.
Gallery Lemmetti is proud to present Yrjö Kukkapuro Experiment, a collection of rare prototypes made by the designer himself, dating as far back as the 1960s and including his latest work. Kukkapuro will give a lecture during the exhibition, and also be present in the gallery most of the days.
The distinguished Finnish designer was born in Wyborg, Finland in 1933. Initially, he dreamt of becoming a painter. In 1956 however, he began studying furniture design at the Institute of Applied Arts in Helsinki. In 1959 he started his own workshop, where he mainly designed functional furniture. His famous chair “Karuselli” from 1964 is based on an impression of the designer in the snow. The arm chair is equipped with a rocking and turning mechanism. The seating shell is made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic and is covered with leather.