Honouring Artek’s tradition of bentwood products, this versatile piece can be used to store magazines or firewood. Kanto is made from a single sheet of form-pressed birch veneer. Available in a choice of colours, its fluid lines make it a natural addition to any home.
Made In: Estonia
Material: Form-pressed birch veneer
Pancho Nikander, 2004
The Mexican-Finnish designer and boat builder Pancho Nikander (born 1981) was born in Mexico, but lives in Finland. His most popular work is the versatile Kanto magazine/firewood rack designed for Artek in 2004.
Founded in Helsinki in 1935 by four young idealists. Furthermore, they are Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. Their goal was to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means.
In keeping with the radical spirit of its founders, Artek today remains an innovative player in the world of modern design. Besides, they developing new products at the intersection of design, architecture, and art!
The Artek collection consists of furniture, lighting, and measurement accessories designed by Finnish masters and leading international designers. Besides, it stands for clarity, functionality, and poetic simplicity.