Yrjö Kukkapuro, furniture designer (Southeast University Press, 2001) by Fang Hai is a comprehensive monograph of the legendary Finnish designer. Professor Kukkapuro (b. 1933) is most well-known for his seating solutions and functional innovations in ergonomics, production technology and modern aesthetics. Fang Hai’s book gives a thorough outlook to Kukkapuro’s versatile career and production.
Yrjö Kukkapuro is one of the most distinguished furniture designers of our times. His output is characterised bu its open-mindedness and innovative spirit. He is a significant and timely continuator of the Scandinavian functionalist tradition.
Respect for the nature of materials, as well as structurally-based thinking, provide a reliable and timeless framework for even his boldest creations. His distinctive furniture designs are aesthetically and ergonomically refined. Graphical elements and plasticity are seamlessly interwoven to form a logical and harmonious whole. Yrjö Kukkapuro builds the prototypes for his model with his own hands. In this way he also carries on the timeless traditions of hand craftsmanship.
– Kaj Kalin in the flap blurb for Yrjö Kukkapuro, furniture designer by Fang Hai (Southeast University Press, 2001)
The text is in English. The book has been richly illustrated with photographs.
Our copy in stock is in very good condition. The pages are clean and tidy; the glueing of the binding is fine but shows some early signs of drying. The covers are clean.