Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


Rauni Peippo "Apila" Stool for Stockmann Orno, Finland 1960s

$ 1,045
  • Description
    This famous pine stool by Finnish interior designer, Rauni Peippo is the most famous model from the “Apila” set that contains a table and bar stools as well. It is one of those models that is immediately recognizable thanks to its shape.

    Finnish design is appreciated around the world for its minimalistic appearance, playful forms and strict functionalism. After Finland became independent, a dialogue with nature was to become the prime force in the ongoing evolution of Finnish design. This relationship with nature was much in evidence in 20th century Finnish design, which actively expanded on the metaphors and motifs therein. This progression is evident in this iconic stool. Apila means clover in Finnish, which comes as no surprise; the four leaf clover-shaped seat is carved from pine wood, enhancing the already organic impression of this model. It is infinitely stylish, with sleek tapered legs that counterbalance the round, soft edges of the body. The design dates to ca 1955 and the first manufacturer was Stockmann Oy, a manufacturer with a history that dates back to 1862. (It is still the largest department store in the Nordic countries.)

    This stool was previously misattributed to fellow Finnish designer, Lisa Johansson Pape, but is now well-documented. Thanks to its sturdy construction and undeniable style, this “Apila” stool is often found in designers’ homes in a variety of spaces from offices, bathrooms to living rooms.

    In vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some scratches and marks on the wood.

    13.77 in W x 13.77 in D x 15.74 in H
    35 cm W x 35 cm D x 40 cm H

    This stool will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in the gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Origin: Finland
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wood
    Condition: Good. In vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some scratches and marks on the wood.
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 88880044
    Incollect Reference #: 571262
  • Dimensions
    W. 13.78 in; H. 15.75 in; D. 13.78 in;
    W. 35 cm; H. 40 cm; D. 35 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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