Kari Virtanen (born 1948) is a Finnish carpenter and designer, who with his hard-working attitude has gained his place as one of the world's most recognised wooden furniture experts. In 1967 Virtanen founded Nikari, a company producing the highest quality solid wood furniture.
Johanna Gullichsen is a Finnish textile designer, born in Somero, southern Finland. Gullichsen originally studied art history, literature and languages at the University of Helsinki, before studying the skill of weaving at Porvoo Crafts School. Gullichsen creates an extensive range of woven textiles for modern living, embodying bold and simple patterns, natural materials, and a down to earth sensibility.
The two designers have collaborated together to create the beautiful Nikari Storia Konstruktio Bench.
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