Pair of Laila lounge chairs by Ilmari Lappalainen for Asko

Pair of Laila lounge chairs by Ilmari Lappalainen for Asko

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Finland
Circa 1948
Wood, upholstery
31 1/2″ wide x 29″ deep x 31″ high (seat height 15 1/2″)

Ilmari Lappalainen trained first as a teacher of woodworking, then as an interior designer. Lappalainen’s designs are famously comfortable. This pair of lounge chairs are from his Laila series for Asko, where he was a designer from the late 1940s. They are fully restored and reupholstered in a Maharam bouclé.

Literature:
Riitta Miestamo, “The Form and Substance of Finnish Furniture” Lahti 1981.

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