U.S.A., 1970


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Aalto School of Art, Design and Architecture
Department of Design
Furniture Design

“Kori” is the Finnish word for basket. Traditionally, they are made from bent birch wood strips. I am drawn to their distinctive structure and the associations of comfort and protection that are brought to mind by the idea of sitting inside of a basket.

“Kori” is a chair that takes lessons from my research into the history of Finnish bent plywood chair production. The main idea behind the structure was to cut a plywood shell into strips, which allowed me to create a more organic shape than would be possible from a single surface of molded plywood. An abstracted basket shape is made by the overlapping curved components, a structural gesture which can be carried through an entire family of chairs.

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