photographer: Kaapo Kamu
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada

50 YEARS OF STORIES


This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary. The past decades have been full of stories, great craftsmanship and design. We'd like to share some of the old stories and quite many new ones with you during the next months.

After founding Nikari in 1967 and working hard for the first two decades, Kari Virtanen was awarded the Bruno Mathsson prize in Sweden during the company's 20th anniversary. Nikari was participating in many exhibitions and projects then, and the following is a good example of one, demanding true craftsmanship skills. Kari Virtanen got a chance to work with Daniel Libeskind's "INTERMUNDIUM MACHINE XVIII" for ARK exhibition at Artek in 1988: a lot of solid wood, details and moving parts to take into account. The installation was made of birch and pine from Lapland, and the master remembers he spent quite some time working with the turning mill, where the inner plates had to stay horizontal at all times.
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Fiskars Village

Nikari head office-studio-workshop is located in the oldest machinery workshop of Finland in beautiful, idyllic Fiskars Village. The village was founded in 1649 and nowadays represents a unique Finnish centre of arts, design and craftsmanship. The shops and restaurants of the village are open throughout the year inviting visitors from all over the world.

More info: www.fiskarsvillage.fi


 

 

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