The Scola is a special chair designed by the Finnish designer Yrjo Kukkapuro and is best suited for auditoriums and other public places. The chair has a foldable seat with a folding writing tablet on the back. The chair is available in blue, green, and beige shades and can also be used in training rooms and meeting rooms.

Product Features
● Foldable seat with a writing tablet on the back
● Made of high-quality material
● Available in three different shades
● Ideal for use in training rooms and meeting rooms


Yrjo Kukkapuro

Professor Kukkapuro has been the company’s principal designer from the very beginning.
His designs reflect an awareness of space and its function, be it the space of classical or modern buildings. Furniture has been designed by making it complement the architecture of the building, by making it assimilate with the space without dominating it. Avarte and Kukkapuro often work in close co-operation with architects. Even though many products have originally been designed, tested and manufactured for a certain environment, many of them have proven appropriate for other corresponding projects. This may result from the universality of the products and the fact that they seldom point to any specific style or era.
Some products have also been manufactured in different versions suitable for many public facilities. Kukkapuro studied under Ilmari Tapiovaara and Olli Borg who taught him the practical meaning of functionalism, and young Kukkapuro greatly respected their wisdom and philosophy. Later he became the principal and professor of the University of Industrial Arts, and in his teaching he continued and expressed his functional thinking. His form language is based on a simple, clear and often imposing functionality which takes into account materials and their natural formal aspects as well. The outcomes of the design work are perfect wholes precisely because functionality in all its manifestations is their core. This is appropriate for Kukkapuro who wishes to avoid excessive personification and who does not want to present hyperbolic views about design, either.



Avarte is a Finland-based furniture company that is the brainchild of the famous Finnish interior designer Yrjo Kukkapuro. Shanghai AVARTE Furniture Co. Ltd. was established in 1988 to produce and market Avarte products in China. The cornerstone of AVARTE’s collection are the timeless classics designed by Yrjo Kukkapuro. Other distinguished designers include Harri Korhonen, Mikko Laakkonen, Suppanen Ilkka and Mikko Paakkanen. AVARTE’s furniture is defined by its lightness and honesty of form reflected in the structural detail of each piece. AVARTE’s furniture is made with recyclable material which is high-quality, durable and long-lasting. Atlejee, Aura, Bondo and Dress are few of the most popular designs by AVARTE which are absolute classics.

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Auditorium, Coworking, Training chair