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Ilmari Tapiovaara Armchairs 'Domus' in Beech and Patinated Leather

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Ilmari Tapiovaara, armchairs model 'Domus', beech, leather, Finland, design 1953 Early 'Domus' armchairs by Ilmari Tapiovaara. The frame is made from solid beech wood and the seat and backrest are upholstered in a patinated leather This model was designed with high attention to details, as seen in the curved armrests and solid legs. The combination of the grain and lacquer create an interesting pattern on the back and seating of the chairs. Ilmari Tapiovaara designed this chair for the Domus Academica student housing complex in Helsinki. Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999) was trained as an interior designer and at the beginning of his career, during world war II, Tapiovaara designed gear for the Finnish army, meaning that he got used to work to work with very common materials such as local woods and no nails or screws where available. Later in his career he founded his own practice with his wife and had many assignments for schools and universities. Please note that patina both on the leather as well as the frames contributes to the authentic look of the chairs. The leather shows strong signs of use and the foam of seat and backrest should be renewed before shipping. We advise restoration and reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well. VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.11 in. (79 cm)Width: 23.23 in. (59 cm)Depth: 20.87 in. (53 cm)Seat Height: 17.72 in. (45 cm)
  • Style
    Scandinavian Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very high-quality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 45004380 1stDibs: LU933123948112

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    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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