The KVI1 Bench is designed by Kari Virtanen, the founder of Nikari. It forms one part of the Seminar collection, a series of pieces designed for high use locations where a combination of durability and looks is of the utmost concern. The bench is produced from beautifully bare Birch wood, sourced from sustainably managed forests local to Nikari's Finnish workshop in Fiskars.
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.