Designer and interior architect Yrjö Kukkapuro was born 1933 in Vyborg, Finland. His career begun, when Finnish design started to rise to international fame. Kukkapuros open-minded and experimental designs established his place among the elite of international designers.
His chairs received prizes and they are included in the collections of the leading design museums, such as MoMa of New York, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and Vitra Museum. Chair models as Ateljee, Remmi and glass fibre chair Junior 416 are included in the portfolio of Avarte. Yrjö Kukkapuro is still active, working mainly with art projects and exhibitions.