Kanto is a newspaper stand or firewood rack made from one bent plywood sheet. Kanto, designed by Pancho Nikander in 2004, continues with honour Artek's tradition of bent wood products.
- Form-pressed birch plywood.
- Width: 34 cm / 13.5 inch
- Height: 57 cm / 22.25 inch
- Depth: 28 cm / 11 inch
- Ships unassembled in a Carry Away package.
Artek was founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The business idea of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means.” That was the beginning of Artek.
The Artek collection comprises design furniture and lighting fixtures by the Nordic masters Alvar Aalto, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Tapio Wirkkala and Eero Aarnio. The latest addition to the portfolio consists of products by Yrjö Kukkapuro. The masterpiece of Kukkapuro, the Karuselli chair, will be
re-launched on the market in the beginning of the year 2014. In addition to classics, Artek is also launching new generation design products under the Artek Studio brand. Alvar Aalto’s furniture represents an interpretation of Scandinavian modernism articulated primarily in Finnish birch wood. Wood and functionality are both hallmarks of the Artek collection. The Artek portfolio represents the most comprehensive collection of wooden design furniture in the world.
Artek has international sales offices in New York, Berlin, Stockholm and Tokyo. The domestic market accounts for 60% of the company’s turnover, with Artek holding a solid position in the Finnish consumer and contract market. Vitra’s design classics have for a number of years been an important part of Artek’s collection for the Finnish market. Artek operates four stores in Finland, as well as a wide retail network.
Artek Kanto Magazine/Firewood Rack Designed by:
- Pancho Nikander , 2004
Pancho Nikander is a designer and boat builder. He was born in Mexico but currently resides in Finland. His most famous work is the innovative Kanto magazine/firewood rack designed for Artek in 2004. Kanto is a minimalistic newspaper stand or firewood rack made from one bent plywood sheet.
Nikander's Kanto magazine/firewood rack is sold by gabriel ross in light brown (natural lacquered), white lacquered, or black lacquered.