photographer: Kaapo Kamu
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada

50 YEARS OF STORIES


This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary. The past decades have been full of stories, great craftsmanship and design. We'd like to share some of the old stories and quite many new ones with you during the next months.

After starting his own business NIKARI in 1967 and finishing the woodworking project of the local church and parish center by Alvar Aalto, Kari Virtanen got to know Professor Kaj Franck. The father of modern Finnish design was very interested in the traditional Ostrobothnian craftsmanship and the typical, scarce style of the region. The duo tested different materials and their combinations, and created many small items during their long collaboration. Their first exhibition took place in Helsinki in 1977.

Image: Tests on glass and birch wood ash by Kari Virtanen and Kaj Franck, Light: design Kaj Franck 1975
Photograph: Chikako Harada Read more in our newsletter

 

Fiskars Village

Nikari head office-studio-workshop is located in the oldest machinery workshop of Finland in beautiful, idyllic Fiskars Village. The village was founded in 1649 and nowadays represents a unique Finnish centre of arts, design and craftsmanship. The shops and restaurants of the village are open throughout the year inviting visitors from all over the world.

More info: www.fiskarsvillage.fi


 

 

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