AKU Taburet

AKU’s Favorite Thing: The Taburet

When you say “taburet”, (stool to any Estonian) it likely conjures up the image of three plywood legs bent underneath a round seat. So ubiquitous was the design during Soviet times, that it became somewhat synonymous with the name itself.

Maybe it is not so important, but the design is actually Alvar Aalto’s Artek Stool 60 from 1933: a design classic. Maybe it is not important, but it was blatantly copied by the Soviets.

It is an example of a simple design that just works, whatever the time or political system. And that is important.

Written by AKU

AKU is a design agency based in Tallinn, Estonia. Founded in 2012 by Alari Olav, Kaarel Kala and Uku-Kristjan Küttis, the trio shares over 35 years of combined experience.

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