IRIS, Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1899)
The exhibition pavilion of Finland in the World Fair of 1900 in Paris was designed by the trio of architects Gesellius-Lindgren-Saarinen. The interior of the so called Iris-room was designed by Akseli Gallen-Kallela. This room was later to become the foundation for the Finnish Jugend-style as well as the modern Finnish furniture design. In the Iris-stool Akseli Gallen-Kallela wanted to test alternative stool-leg designs and ornamentation which was repeated in the textiles of the Finnish pavilion at the World Fair.
Width 35 cm, depth 23 cm, height 21 cm