valokuvaaja: Chikako Harada
valokuvaaja: Chikako Harada





"We talked about the pleasure in making things and the idea of a chair that could be bought in a box and built at home. Considering Nikari's skill in wood work, we worked up the idea of a chair which could be made by following easy instructions. The core of the design is the seat frame which is already assembled, to which the legs and back rest structure are attached with a combination of screwing and glueing. It's a basic but comfortable low chair with a slightly rural character and definite scandinavian influence, the kind of chair you would have in a country house near the fire, though it could work in a city apartment or a hotel lobby just as well."

DECEMBER chair
ash, natural wood oil mixture

Design Jasper Morrison & Wataru Kumano



“WWF Finland and NIKARI co-operation is a brilliant example of how a contemporary design company can represent sustainable thinking in the modern world. We at WWF Finland are happy to be part of Nikari PROJECT 2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE and together with great designers pay attention to the important issue of protecting forests globally.”

Anneli Alfthan
Director, Business and Industry
WWF Finland

PROJECT 2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE

PROJECT 2012 DESIGNS FOR NATURE tells about Nikari philosophy and the Finnish wood design ideology: how we delicately manufacture exquisite quality furniture and products of the local forests’ wood in Fiskars Village. Because number 12 is the number of the year (it is the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 year, so definitely worth celebrating) and there are 12 months in a year, we asked twelve designers or design studios to study our philosophy and give their comments to it in a form of a wooden product. We co-operate with the Finnish WWF and part of the sales price is donated to protecting rainforests and forests globally.

Project designers:

JANUARY Harri Koskinen Finland
FEBRUARY Thomas Sandell Sweden
MARCH Martí Guixé Spain
APRIL Alfredo Häberli Switzerland
MAY Simo Heikkilä Finland
JUNE Mikko Paakkanen Finland
JULY Nao Tamura Japan
AUGUST Aamu Song & Johan Olin  Korea & Finland
SEPTEMBER Mikhail Barashkov Russia
OCTOBER Samuli Naamanka Finland
NOVEMBER Louise Campbell Denmark
DECEMBER Jasper Morrison & Wataru Kumano UK & Japan

During 2012 we will manufacture 12 pieces’ numbered series of each product.
Inquiries and reservations: sales@nikari.fi / tel +358 50 3761974



Press inquiries: johanna.vuorio@nikari.fi

 

 


"At first I was doubtful about a beautifully designed chair that could also be easily assembled by our customers. But after a couple of prototypes, we got the idea for a chair which could be built at home and without any tools. Its’ construction requires precise machining and high quality craftsmanship in order for all the parts to fit perfectly together. The final result, DECEMBER, is stunningly simple, comfortable and absolutely beautiful."

DECEMBER cabinet maker Matti Söderkultalahti





In co-operation with: Fiskarsin Laatupuu