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.

50 years ago Kari Virtanen, a young cabinet maker in Seinäjoki, Finland, decided to start his own business, Nikari. Despite his young age he already knew a lot about woodworking and published an advertisement in the local newspaper saying "Ready to work in all kinds of cabinet making projects".

Image: The first project - Lakeuden risti church and parish center by Alvar Aalto architect office.
Photograph: Martti Kapanen / Alvar Aalto Museum

Read more: our January 2017 newsletter

 

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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