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Pair of 'Domus' Armchairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara, circa 1947, Finland

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This incredible pair of Ilmari Tapiovaara 'Domus' armchairs (also called The Finn Chair in the US) was made in Finland, circa 1947, and very collectible and a fantastic example of early Mid-Century Modern design. Tapiovaara created this design for the Domus Academica student housing complex in Helsinki where it gained widespread recognition. Originally designed to be a comfortable chair which can be pulled close to a table, winning the American Good Design Award and the Gold Medal at the Milan Triennale in 1951. This chair would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Danish modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a contemporary or Postmodern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. Consider using as side chairs, cafe or breakfast table chairs, bedside chair, fireside chair, dressing or changing room chair, hallway chair, entryway or mudroom chair, nursing or reading chair, conference room chairs, office or desk chair, guest chairs, lobby chairs, lounge chairs or occasional chairs ideal in virtually any setting. Condition: Good structural condition with a lot of age and patina throughout. Perfect for those who love a distressed look. Measurements: H 31" x W 22.25" x D 21.25" Seat height 18.5" Seat depth 16.5" Arm height 26.25".

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Good vintage condition with plenty of age. Heavy patina throughout, sturdy and structurally sound. Ready to be used immediately in an antiqued look.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 31 in. x W 22.25 in. x D 21.25 in.H 78.74 cm x W 56.52 cm x D 53.98 cm
  • Seat Height
    18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU1330217173472
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