On October 9, 2023 we celebrate ISKU 95th Anniversary – a tribute to 95 years of shaping excellence in design. For nearly a century, ISKU has not only been a leader in furniture design but also in sustainability. We take pride in our commitment to responsible forestry and eco-friendly manufacturing practices. Our dedication to the environment ensures that each ISKU piece is not just a symbol of style but also a testament to our commitment to a cleaner planet. Step into a world where design is more than just aesthetics – it’s an art form that has stood the test of time. Join us in celebrating this remarkable milestone.
Finnish Family Business since 1928
We take pride in being a 100 percent family-owned business with a remarkable 95-year journey behind us. ISKU’s inception in 1928 by Eino Vikström in Lahti, Finland, set the stage for our enduring legacy. Today, ISKU is carried forward by the third generation of the Vikström family, with the fourth generation actively working in the company. Our factory remains located in Lahti and is one of Europe’s most advanced furniture manufacturing facilities.
In line with the visionary spirit of its founder, ISKU continues to embrace our passion for environmentally friendly production and sustainable solutions today. By its very nature, a family business builds its operations for future generations and does not compromise on sustainability for the sake of short-term profits.ISKU Story
1920 – 1940 | From Biedermeier style to functional clear-lined design.
1950 – 1960 | Modern elegance and a harmonious blend of form and function.
1970 – 1980 | A groovy journey towards the age of stylish elegance.
1990 – 2000 | Eco-consciousness and the rise of technological innovation.
2010 – 2020 | Modern Nordic elegance meets sustainability and functionality.
2023 – | International ISKU invites you to co-author our journey to a centennial milestone
Funkis – Discover the 1976 Icon
In celebration of ISKU’s 95-year journey, we are thrilled to reintroduce Funkis, the design masterpiece by Raimo Räsänen from 1976. The original product line even included a sofa. Funkis remains a timeless classic, with enduring examples still in use today, including the Hollola Town Hall.Learn more
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Born in the vibrant design landscape of the 1950s, chair Tuoli 53 has stood the test of time, becoming a symbol of mid-century modern design and a testament to ISKU’s commitment to excellence.
With its clean lines and timeless elegance Tuoli 53 embodies the spirit of innovation and creativity that defined the era when it was created. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail and high-quality materials, it remains a shining example of ISKU’s dedication to quality and durability.
As ISKU celebrates its anniversary, Tuoli 53 stands as a tribute to the company’s enduring commitment to timeless design and a symbol of nostalgia for those who appreciate the beauty of mid-century modern classics. Be part of the celebration and take your chance at winning Tuoli 53 by signing up to our newsletter through the subscription form below. The winner will be notified by the ISKU Team after the random selection process is complete.