Whether Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Chair, Thonet's chair No. 14 or Rietveld's Mondial chair - all of these furniture pieces have been designed especially for Pavilions of Expo World Expositions.
Following this tradition Ilkka Suppanen has developed with Avarte a high and side table table for the meeting and exhibition areas of the Finnish Pavilion Kirnu at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Avarte had been core supplier of the Pavilion.
2012, designer applied bamboo materials to Shanghai table which makes the table more nice both in appearance but also its structure.