photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada




“The idea behind the APRIL table family was to create a contrast
between the massive socket and the suspended thin table surface.
At the same time the skillful craftsmanship can be seen at its best.
Different sizes and typologies enable endless possibilities of use.”


APRIL tables
oak, ash or birch
natural wood oil mixture

Design Alfredo Häberli
www.alfredo-haeberli.com

”WWF Finland and NIKARI co-operation is a brilliant example of how a contemporary design company can represent sustainable thinking in the modern world. We at WWF Finland are happy to be part of Nikari PROJECT 2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE and together with great designers pay attention to the important issue of protecting forests globally.”

Anneli Alfthan
Director, Business and Industry
WWF Finland

PROJECT 2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE


PROJECT 2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE tells about Nikari philosophy and the Finnish wood design ideology: how we delicately manufacture exquisite quality furniture and products of the local forests’ wood in Fiskars Village. Because number 12 is the number of the year (and it is the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 year, so definitely worth celebrating) and there are 12 months in a year, we asked twelve designers or design studios to study our philosophy and give their comments to it in a form of a wooden product. We co-operate with the Finnish WWF and part of the sales price is donated to protecting rainforests and forests globally.

Project designers:

JANUARY Harri Koskinen Finland
FEBRUARY Thomas Sandell Sweden
MARCH Martí Guixé Spain
APRIL Alfredo Häberli Switzerland
MAY Simo Heikkilä Finland
JUNE Mikko Paakkanen Finland
JULY Nao Tamura Japan
AUGUST Aamu Song & Johan Olin  Korea & Finland
SEPTEMBER Mikhail Barashkov Russia
OCTOBER Samuli Naamanka Finland
NOVEMBER Louise Campbell Denmark
DECEMBER Jasper Morrison & Wataru Kumano UK & Japan

During 2012 we will manufacture 12 pieces’ numbered series of each product.
Inquiries and reservations: sales@nikari.fi / tel +358 50 3761974



Press inquiries: johanna.vuorio@nikari.fi

 


 



"It is always a delicate task to make unique objects.
The design of APRIL tables meant a lot of improvising
and traditional working methods, which brought
plenty of natural joy into the manufacturing process.
The finished product really pleases the eye."

APRIL cabinet maker Kari Nyyssönen



In co-operation with: Fiskarsin Laatupuu