Artek Trienna Side Table Design by Ilmari Tapiovaara
The Trienna coffee table was designed by Ilmari Tapiovaara in 1954. Trienna is a sculptural and lightweight table comprising three sheets of form-pressed birch plywood that create a beautiful geometric pattern on the top.
Only a few model versions were made in 1954, and the serial production didn’t start until 2007. In 2008 the Trienna coffee table was selected as the “Best reissue table” by the Wallpaper* magazine.SHOP NOW SHOP NOW
Finnish Interior Architect and Designer Ilmari Tapiovaara
Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914-1999) was a renowned Finnish interior architect and designer. In his designs, Tapiovaara always sought to create a humane, well-lit and warm dwelling environment. Tapiovaara’s furniture pieces designed were always part of a whole, with the architecture as their starting point.
Of all materials, wood was the closest to Tapiovaara’s heart. The designer admired the works of Alvar Aalto and wanted to carry on Aalto’s ideas in his own design work. This was evident in applying wood to the idiom of functionalism and industrial production and in the fact that Tapiovaara adopted the principle of social equality of functionalism. Tapiovaara was also a teacher at the department of interior design at the Institute of Applied Arts and at the Helsinki University of Technology, where he sought to reform teaching towards industrial product design with the aid of international examples.SHOP NOW