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ILMARI TAPIOVAARA LIFE AND DESIGN

AILA SVENSKBERG
HELSINKI, 2014


Publisher: Design Museum Finland and Contributors
Edited By: Aila Svenksberg
Printer: Lönberg Painot Oy
Building: Hardback
Dimensions: 21,5 x 26 cm
Language: English
Pages: 175

In honor of the centenary of the birth of designer Ilmari Tapiovaara, the Design Museum, Helsinki held an important exhibition presenting the work of Tapiovaara. This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition. The book features sketches and images of important furniture pieces that were shown at the exhibition. The volume also gives an extensive overview of the life of Tapiovaara. Originally trained as an interior architect, Ilmari Tapiovaara followed an extensive career in design. He was the artistic director of a furniture factory, a teacher, an expert serving in development cooperation and the head of his own design office, among other work. Tapiovaara was a good speaker and a skilled writer, in essence an ambassador for modern design..