Width 38 cm
Depth 43 cm
Height 110 cm
Seat height 76 cm


Finish Birch Natural Oil
Material Birch
Surface finish Natural Wood Oil Mix


Year 1997


Technical sheet (.pdf)

Seminar KVBT1 is a comfortable high chair for commercial as well as private spaces.

The whole chair is made of solid wood and the seat can also be ordered upholstered with the desired fabric.

Kari Virtanen

The Finnish carpenter Kari Virtanen founded his first workshop at the age of 19. His ambitious approach to the craft caught the attention of the most powerful figures in Finnish design. His first collaboration partners were Alvar Aalto and Kaj Franck. He has been a sought-after partner for designers in need of a skilled cabinetmaker. Virtanen’s works are widely used in public spaces and reception facilities. He creates the pure and restrained design, evolved from the intended use of the object, its structure and the characteristics of wood. The goal is to create an implicit form. Virtanen’s chairs Kiasma have been chosen for the Museum of Contemporary Art, since “it was not designed”. Kari Virtanen has received several awards, for e.g. the Design State Award in Finland in 2005 or the Bruno Mathsson award for Nordic design.

Nikari is a wood design studio and furniture manufacturer, established in 1967.