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 Sorensen Leather at McCann offices New York. Source Tom Dixon. Photo: Emily Andrews

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

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

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

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

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

Artek Alva Alto’s Armchair 400 aka the Tank Chair crafted in Sorensen Leather
Photo credit Sameli Rantanen

Artek Domus Chair by Ilmari Tapiovaara crafted in Sorensen Leather PRESTIGE White & Beige Photo Gustav Almestahl

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

Artek Karuselli lounge chair by Yrjö Kukkapuro Vitra Design Museum miniature