Ilmari Tapiovaara

(Hämeenlinna, 1914 – Helsinki, 1999)

“A chair isn't just a place to sit - it's the key to all the interior.”

A renowned interior architect and Finnish designer, Ilmari Tapiovaara’s design is characterized by an approach experienced as an exploratory moment. Creative director of the Asko furnishing company, his furnishings know how to create environments on a human scale. His talent led him to numerous public commissions, including the Hotel Marski and the Domus Academica in Helsinki.