Figurative Chair │ 2022

FILTTI Lounge chair │ 2022

PD23 Winner

Category:Furniture - Chair UnitsLocation:Lahti, FinlandDesigner:Tapio Anttila, Tapio Anttila Collection Ltd, Lahti, FinlandManufacturer:Tapio Anttila Collection Ltd, Lahti, Finland

FILTTI is a Finnish word that means blanket. The starting point for the design of the lounge chair was to make it as comfortable and relaxed as possible to sit on, while still being a light and cozy interior element. Its nest-like shape invites you to curl up for protection from the storms of the world.

In addition, its materials bring it nice warmth and softness. The body is made of thermoformed recycled PET felt. The cushions are wool fabric with feather filling. The neck support is a wool felt that is rolled up like a picnic blanket with leather straps.

The end-user can also open the wrap and wrap yourself in its relaxing warmth. The light leg structure is birch. The carbon footprint of the chair is small, only about 80 kg CO2-e, which is fully offset by planting trees.


Tapio Antilla┃Tapio Antilla Collection

The interior architect and designer Tapio Anttila (b. 1962) is a versatile freelance designer based in Lahti, Finland. Anttila works extensively in the fields of product design, concept design and interior architecture. He is particularly interested in Finnish wood and the modern ways of working with it, whilst still respecting tradition. In furniture design, he focuses on functional pieces for the home and public spaces.

After years of working as an in-house designer, Anttila established his own business ‘Tapio Anttila Design’ in 2005. Anttila’s clients include numerous Finnish companies and Italian companies such as Riva 1920. His products are available in design stores throughout Finland and around the world, for instance at the MOMA Design Store in New York.

Recent developments in Tapio Anttilas career include the ‘Tapio Anttila Collection’, his own product concept, and a collaboration with the finest Chinese furniture brands together with Finnish designer Jonas Hakaniemi under brand ‘Anttila & Hakaniemi’.

Anttila’s designs have received several high-profile international design awards, including twenty Good Design awards for various products, three Green Good Design awards and two EcoDesign awards for sustainable design. In 2012 Anttila was awarded the Furniture Designer of the Year by Ornamo, the Finnish Association of Designers, and in 2018 Kaj Franck Design Prize by Design Forum Finland.

The ecological aspects of design are the core values for Tapio Anttila. Simplicity, aesthetic form, language, and functionality are the best words to describe his designs… and not forgetting subtle humour.

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