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Ilmari Tapiovaara Cast Iron Base Table or Desk , Finland, 1960s, MCM - $1,280 (Valley Stream)

Ilmari Tapiovaara Cast Iron Base Table or Desk , Finland, 1960s, MCM
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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: ICF
size / dimensions: 60" x 28" x 29"
Iconic design by Ilmari Tapiovara.
Scandinavian Finnish table designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara for ICF Furniture, New York.


Table features a heavy sturdy cast iron base that gives
a cool modern-meets-country feel. The table was made in Finland.
Very sturdy and very well made.
Excellent condition.
Looks much better in person than in pictures.
The top can be detached from the base for ease of transport.
The table top is original to the base. Those tables originally had a choice of different table tops.The square/rectangular ones are more unique and rare.

Dimensions: 60ʺW × 28ʺD × 29ʺH
The footprint of the round cast iron base is 20"

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A few words about the designer:

Ilmari Tapiovaara was awarded a total of six gold medals at the Milan Triennials of 1951, 1954, 1957, 1960 and 1964, more than any other designer worldwide. He received Good Design Award in Chicago in 1951, the Pro Finlandia medal in 1959, the Finnish State Design Prize in 1971 and the Furniture Prize of the SIO Interior Architects’ Association of Finland in 1990.
Ilmari Tapiovaara graduated in 1937 as interior architect from the department of furniture design of the Central School of Arts and Crafts, Helsinki. After graduating, he travelled to France to visit the Paris World’s Fair. On this trip, he obtained an assistant’s position for six months at the office of Le Corbusier. After working with Alvar Aalto in London and Le Corbusier in Paris, he had Eero Aarnio and Yjrö Kukkapuro as assistants.

Ilmari Tapiovaara also worked abroad in various capacities. In 1952-53, he was a professor at the school of design of the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and he worked for a while in the office of Mies van der Rohe. In the late 1950s, Tapiovaara went to Paraguay in connection with a UN development project to design furniture and in the mid-1970s he worked on a similar project in Mauritius. He also served in an expert capacity in former Yugoslavia in developing a furniture and joinery industry centre. Tapiovaara also designed furniture for Italian and Swedish clients among others.

Tapiovaara admired the works of Alvar Aalto and wanted carry on Aalto’s ideas in his own design work. This was evident in applying wood to the idiom of functionalism and industrial production and in the fact that Tapiovaara adopted the principle of social equality of functionalism. In his designs, Tapiovaara always sought to create a humane, well-lit and warm dwelling environment. The furniture designed by him were always part of a whole, with the architecture as their starting point.

Give this table a new home.

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