Pirkka Bench_180

Pirkka Bench

Designer: Ilmari Tapiovaara

Year: 1955

Crafted entirely from solid wood, the Pirkka Bench combines a birch frame and pine seat. Bearing a distinctive aesthetic, the sharp lines of the seat contrast strikingly with the rounded, tapering contours of the frame. Inspired by traditional vernacular Finnish furniture, the Pirkka Bench provides a modern interpretation – flexible, informal, and effortlessly suited to contemporary living. Designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in the 1950s, the Pirkka Bench is a versatile addition to any room.

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Pirkka Bench pictured in the Man VS Machine Roastery in Munich, Germany
Legs:
Solid birch
Seat:
Solid pine

      The Pirkka Bench is available in two different lengths.

      Pirkka Bench_180

      Pirkka Bench, 180cm
      Legs: birch, black stain
      Seat: pine, dark brown stain

      Pirkka Bench_150

      Pirkka Bench, 150cm
      Legs: birch, black stain
      Seat: pine, dark brown stain

      Pirkka Collection

      Pirkka Collection

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      Pirkka marks a temporary return to solid wood for Ilmari Tapiovaara, following his innovative work with tubular steel. The first in the series was the stool, intended by Tapiovaara as the ideal place to sit and cool...