Kiulu Bench A, red lacquered_F

Kiulu Bench

Designer: Koichi Futatsumata

Year: 2019

Inspired by the public bathing cultures of both Finland and Japan, Kiulu Bench typifies the refinement and ability to create new archetypes for which designer Koichi Futatsumata is renowned. Public baths, as both social nexus and cleansing ritual, are deeply embedded in the cultural landscapes of both Finland and Japan, and this connection is taken as the designer’s starting point. A cylindrically shaped bucket, Kiulu in Finnish, is traditionally used in public baths of both countries and stands at the origin of Futatsumata’s bench design. Kiulu Bench serves several functions - as seat and basket, offering storage for items such as towels and cosmetics, magazines or toys. Embodying Futatsumata’s concern with material and eye for detail, Kiulu Bench can find its application in the dry surroundings of the bath/spa/wellness area and beyond. A part of Artek’s FIN/JPN Friendship Collection, Kiulu Bench is offered in two sizes, made in Finland, and available worldwide.

Kiulu Bench Group
Kiulu Bench in various lengths and finishes
Kiulu Bench Detail, natural lacquered
Handy storage baskets suggest several areas of use
Legs:
Solid birch
Baskets:
Form pressed birch plywood

Made in Finland

    Kiulu Bench A
      Kiulu Bench B

      This product is available in several colors, and two lengths.

      Kiulu Bench A, natural lacquered_F

      Kiulu Bench A
      Legs and basket versions: Clear lacquer

      Kiulu Bench A, black lacquered_F

      Kiulu Bench A
      Legs and basket versions: Black lacquer

      Kiulu Bench A, red lacquered_F

      Kiulu Bench A
      Legs and basket versions: Bright red lacquer

      Kiulu Bench B, natural lacquered_F

      Kiulu Bench B
      Legs and basket versions: Clear lacquer

      Kiulu Bench B, black lacquered_F

      Kiulu Bench B
      Legs and basket versions: Black lacquer

      Kiulu Bench B, red lacquered_F

      Kiulu Bench B
      Legs and basket versions: Bright red lacquer

      FIN/JPN Friendship Collection

      FIN/JPN Friendship Collection

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      To mark the 100-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Finland and Japan, Artek presents the FIN/JPN Friendship Collection.