Tetrimaki, the manufacturer of Eliel Saarinen’s, Eero Saarinen’s and Pauli E. Blomstedt’s classic furniture, will extend its collection of high quality designs. Former artistic director of Artek Ben af Schultén has joined Tetrimaki design team. Af Schulten has achieved SIO Furniture Award for his lifetime work as a designer in Artek 1999, Ilmari Tapiovaara Prize in 2005, and the Pro Finlandia Medal in 2008 .
Ben af Schultén’s side table and sofa table supplement Eero Saarinen’s Grasshopper armchair collection. The tables will be available in oak and birch. Additionally Tetrimaki will present af Schultén’s “Espa” chair with chromed metal frame and hardwood seat and backrest.
“We are very proud that internationally acclaimed Ben af Schultén has joined our team. His designs fit perfectly with the high quality and unique craftsmanship represented in our collection,” says Petri Pajumaki, CEO of Tetrimaki.
“It’s great to be able to design new products for company, which represents a high standard of Finnish design and high quality manufacturing,” says Ben af Schultén.
Ben af Schultén’s new designs will be presented for the first time during the Helsinki Design Week and at the Habitare Fair in Helsinki 9.-13.09.2015.
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