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Artek Karuselli Lounge Chair

Artek Karuselli Lounge Chair

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    • White shell made out of glass fibre and chromed steel
    • Upholstered in leather base with swivel mechanism
  • The Artek Karuselli chair cuts a unique shape in furniture design. Originally conceived in 1964, its futuristic form still makes a bold statement today. The Karuselli comes with a fibreglass shell with leather upholstery as standard.

    Some furniture is designed with research, some out of necessity and others from the most unlikely of inspiration. The Artek Karuselli is a story of Finnish vodka, Finnish winter and man’s threshold for the cold. Check out the full story in the 'Design' section.

  • Depth: 975 mm
    Width: 800 mm
    Seat Height: 370 mm
    Total Height: 920 mm
  • It’s a cold night in Helsinki. Yrjo Kukkapuro is out with some mates. They're probably talking about Finnish politics and rally car racing. Vodka would have been sipped whilst they conquered these important subjects. When Yrjo left for home, a little drunk. He walked up his front path and, keys in hand, he missed the keyhole and slumped backwards into a handy snow bank.

    He awoke an hour or so later, and now a little more sober, he struggled to his feet, and once again fished out his keys. This time he got in. As he started to undress, he had a quiet feeling of calm. Of comfort. He realized, even though it had been chilly sitting out in the freezing cold, that it had been incredibly comfortable. This set his designer’s brain into action - he grabbed a camera and an pen, took some photos of the shape he’d left in the snow, and made some memory-jogging sketches.

    Over the next days and weeks he set about designing his chair. Then he put it on a spinning and reclining base - I suppose this has something to do with the amount he’d had to drink. The Karruseli was born, named by his daughter Isa, as it was “like a carousel!”.

    It is now Kukkapuro’s most successful chair. In 1974, the New York Times voted it as the most comfortable chair in the world.

    You can see the Karuselli at Paramount - the top floor of Centrepoint, London, and Hotel Icon, Hong Kong.  145 of them.

    Please read more about the Artek Karuselli Chair in our Friday Focus newsletter article here.

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    Yes, all UK mainland deliveries are free of charge and this includes assembly and installation for larger items (like chairs and desks). Smaller items are delivered by DHL while items of furniture are delivered by the Wellworking delivery team.

    Where do you deliver to?

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    Does this come assembled?

    Yes, our delivery team will assemble this for you.

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