valokuvaaja: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada
photographer: Chikako Harada

“July is a wooden stool inspired by the intrinsic beauty
of imperfection. Like a bundle of wooden logs, three individual
“slices” — unequal in size, variegated in grain and color, and uneven
surface angles — unite to create a beautiful, singular form.

Each stool enjoys its own sense of individuality. Together, in multiples,
they create a sculptural seating display for gathering spaces."

JULY stool
oak and elm, natural wood oil mix

Design Nao Tamura

”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 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.
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"JULY stool includes imaginative, asymmetrical forms which require quite a lot of handwork. Manufacturing demands many different woodworking techniques. I’d like to see the product in multiples in a space – the entity would probably create an interesting and fresh focus area."

JULY cabinet maker Antrei Hartikainen

In co-operation with: Fiskarsin Laatupuu