A modern interpretation of a 1950’s design classic.
The original Pira shelf designed in 1954 was as contradictory as the man who conceived it. Olle Pira (1927-2018) was a traditional master cabinet-maker who crafted cherry, maple and matured oak with age-old skills. Yet he won a place at the renowned Konstfack school of art, craft and design, the birthplace of concepts ahead of their times. And became the first Swede to win a gold medal at the Triennale in Milan in 1952.
The Pira G2 is a contemporary interpretation of the mid-century classic with updated materials and manufacturing, by designers Björn Dahlström and Anna von Schewen. It has an architectural presence due to its frame and size. A distinctly modern and modular design; elegant and strong at the same time, with a visual language that impacts the spatial perception of a room.