Ilmari Tapiovaara (1914 – 1999) is a Finnish designer, well-known for his innovative furniture and textiles. After studying interior design, Ilmari Tapiovaara started working for Asko, Finland’s biggest furniture producer, before joining the Keravan Puuteollisuus company, where he worked as artistic and commercial director. In 1946, he designed the famous Domus chair for a student housing facility in Helsinki, which was one of his greatest successes. In 1951, he founded his own design studio, along with his wife, and worked for many businesses, hotels, banks, shops and offices.
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