Sulo Haptinen stool (and other products)
© CWP Coloured Wood Products Oy
Producer: CWP Coloured Wood Products Oy
In cooperation with design offi ce CDM
Designer: Liisa Jaakkonen, Raisa Myyryläinen,
and Kati Räisänen/CDM; and Jussi Helve/CWP
Manufacturer: CWP Coloured Wood Products Oy

CWP Coloured Wood Products Oy
Jänhiäläntie 9, FI-55300 RAUHA, FINLAND
TEL: +358 (0)50 377 3766
FAX: +358 (0)5 432 8444

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Economic field: Furniture, interior design, wood

Part of/ linked to greater unity/ why this product: Wood is the most traditional building material in Finland having a high symbolic value. Functionality has always played a great role in the Finnish design. It is regarded to have an added value over decorative styles.
The high feminine and cultural dimension level of democracy in the society also increases the level of playfulness in objects.
The same values are also attributes of the Scandinavian design, art and crafts, which the Finnish design, art and crafts makes part.
In this universe it is essential that the objects have a high level of functionality, and these are often everyday objects.

Innovative aspect: through-coloured wood products, through-coloured veneer and veneer laminate creating visual patterns. 3D carving of bulk material.
Information about the product:
- Period the item is from
- Usage:
- History etc.
Period and history: 2009, introduced to public at EcoDesign 2009 (Habitare Furniture Fair)

Knowhow, skills, working methods used: The colouring of wood pieces… Colouring wood up to a thickness of 45 The effect is best shown in items carved in 3D of bulk material.
Finnish: varnish, wax (subject to order)
Not fully craft produced

The stool’s top is laminated from multi-coloured birch veneers. The legs are made of solid birch. The appearance of the stool changes over time as the surface consumes. Each stool is unique.

Number of employees: 5-9
Turnover: N/A, but a rowing company