design Kari Virtanen
The Biennale stool-table was made for the Architectural Biennale of Venice, as something that can be found in many Finnish cottages or homes. Naturally the Biennale stool-table is bigger and heavier, and the finishing is made much more carefully than the chunks usually found at private homes. Biennale is made of solid oak, and it is meant to have cracks, wormholes, unevenness, and knots, making each piece unique. The careful craftsmanship work makes every piece a one-of-a-kind work of art.
As the name suggests, the Arte products were developed for special, unique projects, such as an architectural biennale, a culture sauna or an art gallery, to name a few. The collection also includes Nikari’s oldest product still in production, the Alvar tray by Alvar Aalto from the 1960’s.
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