Ilmari Tapiovaara, “Marski Chair”, Chair in fiberglass, upholstered with red cotton sheeting Postformed oak plywood base with brass feet, Created for Helsinki’s Marski Hotel, Laukkanpuu workshop, Finland,1960,
Finnish designer Tapiovaara designed the Marski Chair for the Marski Hotel in Helsinki. The designer marries attention to the ergonomics of the seat, and its adjustable headrest, with functionality.
Eric Philippe opened his gallery in the center of Paris in 1980. An expert in twentieth-century furniture, he specializes in European and North American design from 1920 to 1980. The gallery has presented more than thirty major exhibitions since its first, which was devoted to Jean- Michel Frank. The exhibitions feature architects and designers or artistic movements and each is accompanied by a published catalogue. The most recent shows have focused on Axel Einar Hjorth, Swedish Grace, Paavo Tynell, Finnish Design, and American Modernism of James Mont and Paul László. Eric Philippe is mindful of showing styles and specialties of each period or movement based on leading designers, such as Alvar Aalto, Frank Lloyd Wright, Gio Ponti and Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings.
H. 83 cm, L. 64 cm, P. 61 cm. Courtesy of Galerie Eric Philippe.
61.0 x 83.0 x 64.0 cm (24.0 x 32.7 x 25.2 in)
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