The Savoa table is created by Finnish designer Sakari Hartikainen. With its sculptural form and honest simplicity, the table is typical of his design.Read more
- 54, 64, 84 cm
- 50, 45, 40 cm
The Savoa table is created by Finnish designer Sakari Hartikainen. With its sculptural form and honest simplicity, the table is typical of his design. Savoa is our first collaboration with Sakari Hartikainen and the process has been an exciting challenge. The simple expression, along with an advanced construction is unlike anything we have done before, at the same time, Savoa has an organic design language that instinctively feels right for Swedese.
Sakari Hartikainen is a versatile industrial designer and maker from Finland, working internationally and extensively in fields of product, furniture and concept design. Flexibility and courage to explore new possibilities carries along with humble hands on design and creativity. His strong background working with different materials and especially his knowledge of the possibilities and character of wood plays the major part for simple, clever and clean end products. Aim to design and create products that have the possibility to build an emotional bond between the object and the end user. In a way that the pieces invite and encourage the owner to take care for them, while they have the quality to age with dignity.
Many modernist architects were universal designers with not only a clear understanding of designing houses, but also the interior, the furniture and almost the clothes the owners might wear. Swedese's founder, Yngve Ekström, was no exception. Together with names including Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson, Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjaerholm, Yngve Ekström was at the core of a generation of designers who made the concept "Scandinavian Modern" famous all over the world. With a keen eye, he designed Swedese's furniture, he designed together with L + M Architects also the head office building, logo, catalogues and personalised Christmas cards including their own poems. And so on.
The most well known design of Yngve Ekström's extensive portfolio is the Lamino armchair from 1956, which is still manufactured and sold all over the world. In 1999 the Lamino was voted the Twentieth Century's Best Swedish Furniture Design by the Swedish interior design magazine Sköna Hem.