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02/09/2013

Yrjö Kukkapuro and Artek have concluded a partnership agreement

The work of Finnish interior architect and furniture designer Yrjö Kukkapuro will get a new home as part of the Artek Collection. The partnership gives Kukkapuro’s furniture an even broader global distribution network, and the solid support of Artek’s marketing. The first goal of the collaboration between Artek and Kukkapuro is to re-launch the internationally acclaimed Karuselli chair and ottoman designed by Kukkapuro in 1964.

Artek CEO Mirkku Kullberg said: “Artek is the perfect company for Yrjö Kukkapuro’s iconic design. We have an obligation and responsibility to ensure that Yrjö Kukkapuro has a partner worthy of his expertise and talent. We are particularly pleased with the smooth launch of the partnership, and we are certain Yrjö Kukkapuro’s furniture is a complement to our portfolio of products by Alvar Aalto, Ilmari Tapiovaara and Artek Studio."

Read the press release in English, Swedish, German and Finnish.

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