Vitra Miniature Kukkapuro Karuselli Chair

Vitra Miniatures Collection.
Miniature scale model of Kukkapuro's Karuselli Chair. 
The idea of creating a fiberglass chair based on a human's body shape was planned already in late 1950's. Glassfiber, the new material, was just invented and came to Finland in late 50's but was very expensive to use. Kukkapuro realized the first model in 1958–1959 and in early 1960's, when fiberglass became cheaper, Kukkapuro continued the development of Karuselli which finally was produced by the Finnish furniture company Haimi Oy in 1964.

The chair was designed to provide a relaxing sitting position. The basic shape has been obtained through the use of flexible steel mesh and conforms with the human anatomy. The swiveling seat, which was made of fiberglass reinforced polyester, was connected to the base by an intermediate steel spring and rubber dampers. The seat shell and base were coated with semigloss plastic paint in the colors white and black. For upholstery only leather was used.

 

This Vitra miniature ships in a small wooden Vitra box which is perfect for storage or display.
Please allow between 1 - 5 weeks for delivery. For delivery time estimate, please email us at info@vertigohome.us
 
  • Design: Kukkapuro
  • Year: 1964/65
  • Material: Polyurethane resin, leather, metal.
  • Dimensions: scale 1:6, 6" x 5.5" x 6.5"


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