Artek is a focal point for some of the most famous masters of Nordic art, design and architecture. Their collection features work from Finish visionaries, such as Alvar Aalto, Eero Aarnio, Tapio Wirkkala, Yrjö Kukkapuro and Ilmari Tapiovaara, amongst others. We are proud to be the source of leather for some of their most iconic designs. In particular, the Karuselli Lounge Chair by Kukkapuro, Finnish interior architect and furniture designer. Reflecting a fusion of ergonomics and artistry when it was initially launched in 1964 – and even now, it’s in the permanent collection of MoMa in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein. Enjoy this mimi portfolio with highlights from Artek’s live legacy.

Artek Karuselli lounge chair by Yrjö Kukkapuro crafted in Sørensen Leather at the Kaisa University Library in Helsinki.

Artek Karuselli lounge chair & footstool by Yrjö Kukkapuro crafted in Sørensen Leather. Salone del Mobile booth designed by Meiré and Meiré.

Artek Karuselli lounge chair & footstool by Yrjö Kukkapuro crafted in Sørensen Leather Photo from Vitra Home Mikko Ryhänen.

Artek Karuselli lounge chair & footstool by Yrjö Kukkapuro crafted in Sørensen Leather.

Artek Alva Alto’s Armchair 400 known as the Tank Chair crafted in Sørensen Leather. Photo Sameli Rantanen.

Artek Alva Alto’s Armchair 400 known as the Tank Chair crafted in Sørensen Leather. Photo Sameli Rantanen.

Artek Domus Chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara crafted in Sørensen Leather PRESTIGE. Photo by Gustav Almestahl.

Artek Domus Chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara crafted in Sørensen Leather PRESTIGE. Photo by Gustav Almestahl.