International Decorative Art

Nikke Chair

Nikke Chair

Design Date 1958

Designer Tapio Wirkkala (1915–1985, Finnish)

Manufacturer Asko Oy (1918–present), Lahti, Finland

Media plywood and metal

Dimensions 31 3/4 x 17 1/8 x 21 1/2 inches

Tapio Wirkkala is Finland’s best known designer, internationally. He created products in glass, wood, ceramic, metal and plastic, also working in sculpture and furniture design. See a similar tree-ring pattern in Wirkkala’s Laminated Plywood Platter, on view in Modern Gallery 7.

ON VIEW in Vance Kirkland Gallery 1

Markings unmarked

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2008.0875