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Laituri bench

Design item
Designers: Jaana Partanen and Heikki Lamusuo
Pa-La Team: Philippe Gelard


Laituri bench was designed to complement the main lobby of Kuopio Airport in Rissala. The metal frames of the existing benches got a new lease on life when the airport was renovated. The seat and back are made of solid wood that is pressure treated with water to bring out the natural grain of wood and stained gray after the treatment. The idea behind the design is to create an image of weathered pier overlooking magnificent views of Kallavesi.

Laituri benches can be found in the following locations designed by Partanen & Lamusuo: The Signs of Life and Rissala Airport.


Laituri bench, Rissala Airport. Photo © Jesse Karjalainen

Laituri bench, 3D-model. Kuva © Partanen & Lamusuo Oy

Laituri bench, Rissala Airport. Photo © Jesse Karjalainen

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