It is time for getting projects done and one on my list has been to get my chairs ready to be sat on again. The Alvar Aalto 69 chairs I got from my grand mother and is the only memory I have of her. I kind of like the idea that these chairs were used first in their pharmacy, in the office, then at home where I remember them from. Now I have them painted black in my kitchen in Denmark.


They are over 60 year old chairs and I had trouble screwing them back together after painting them. Unfortunately they had been dismantled a few too many time. I found a local carpenter Kasper Deurell who  fixed them, set new screws in. Looks very professional now and the best money invested.

Though out my studies at Helsinki University, I sat in Domus Academics study hall on one of there Ilmari Tapiovaara Domus chairs. Already then, not knowing they were top design today, I thought they were the best chairs ever to sit on. We got this one from my parents as a wedding present, restored by my mother.

Chair5This last one must be a copy of an Alvar Aalto chair. I found a pair of them at an yard sale in Tammisaari some years back. We were geocaching in the area and could not find the cache so I wondered off to a small yard and found 2 of these for 7 euros a piece. My husband was jumping of joy when I told him what I had bought.

chair4All reminders of my Finnish heritage.