Lukki 5AR Chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek

The versatile Lukki 5AR Chair is part of a relaunch of Tapiovaara's Lukki series designed from 1951-1956. Particularly useful and surprisingly comfortable, the armchair is formed in a casual style with contours built for comfort. The chair boasts a light-weight structure comprised of a plywood seat and a leggy bent metal tube frame. Stackable and versatile, this chair was designed for casual seating.

Tapiovaara designed several versions of Lukki that were originally conceived as a competition entry for the design of furniture for student housing at the Helsinki University of Technology. Tapiovaara won the competition, which marked the beginning of the Lukki series, and a period in which Tapiovaara designed many multipurpose chairs. The collection's lanky tube frames offer meaning to its name, which translates to "daddy" in Finnish, recalling the tall legs of a daddy long leg spider. Replacing solid wood, Tapiovaara used the metal in tandem with bent plywood to achieve versatile, durable designs.

View the Lukki Chair Collection here.

  • Design: Ilmari Tapiovaara 
  • Manufacturer: Artek
  • Made in Finland
  • Year: 1956
  • Material: Painted steel tube, pressed birch plywood with beech veneer
  • Dimensions: H 29.5" x D 18.3" x W 22.8"
  • Seat Height: 21.3" 
  • Arm Height: 25.5"
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