YRJÖ KUKKAPURO – DESIGNER . ENGLANNINKIELINEN. Toimitus : Marianne Aav, Isa Kukkapuro-Enbom, Eeva Viljanen. Kirjoittajat : Marianne Aav, Isa Kukkapuro-Enbom, Kaarle Holmberg, Pekka Korvenmaa, Glenn Murcutt, Fang Hai, Yrjö Kukkapuro . ISBN : 978-952-9878-56-7 . Designmuseo 2008 . 198 sivua .
Yrjö Kukkapuro ( born 1933 ) is one of Finland´s most important and prolific furniture designers. All Finns have sat, wittingly or unwittingly, in a chair designed by him, either in an office, auditorium, theatre or church, or a metro station bench. His oeuvre is about the harmony of functionality, form and material. During his career of over fifty years, Kukkapuro has designed collections for the Haimi, Lepokalusto and Avarte companies. In collaboration with Chinese associates he has participated in a UNESCO project for the utilization of bamboo, which has also led to the ecological Bambu collection.
This catalogue published by the Design Museum presents Kukkapuro´s main works. In this book he describes the basis and development of his work in design, and Professor Pekka Korvenmaa provides an analytical overview of Kukkapuro´s oeuvre.
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