Yrjö Kukkapuro '418' Lounge Chair For Haimi, Finland 1960s

Yrjö Kukkapuro '418' Lounge Chair For Haimi, Finland 1960s

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Yrjö Kukkapuro armchair, model '418', for Haimi Finland late 1960s.

This ‘418’ armchair by Finnish designer Yrjö Kukkapuro has a fiberglass shell with thick cushions in original brown terracotta leather that has aged beautifully over time. Together with the iconic Model 412 ‘Karuselli’, the 418 chair was part of a family of innovative, and ergonomic designs that were based on Olli Borg’s physiology lecture of 1958. The goal of these designs was to show the importance of ergonomics and human anatomy and realise maximal sitting comfort without compromising on the design.

The 418 has an exposed, painted fibreglass shell, with multi-foot pedestal. The technical design to fix and lock the reclining position meant this model was costly to engineer, and with the thick and removable upholstery the price point was focussed towards the very upper end of the market. The chair can also rotate on its six legged base. The padded cushions and reclining options provide a high level of comfort. The chair is marked underneath the seat; HAIMI Made in Finland designed by Yrjö Kukkapuro. ~ HG


Condition:

In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Leather and shell have some marks and scratches.

Dimension:

29.93 in. W x 29.93 in. D x 31.5 in. H; seat height 14.18 in.

76 cm W x 76 cm D x 80 cm H; seat height 36 cm


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