To celebrate its running history associated with bold footwear colour ways, Karhu wanted to unite with a Finnish brand. Finnish furniture company Artek gave Karhu the opportunity to create a special edition of its design classic, the “Stool 60.” The limited edition version is inspired by Karhu’s recognizable orange and black colour combination.
The stackable, three-legged Stool 60 was first created in 1933 by one of Artek’s founders, Alvar Aalto. Still manufactured in Finland of birch wood, the stool can be stacked to create a spiralling tower of design classics. The limited edition Karhu version has one orange leg with two natural coloured birch legs, and a smooth all black leather seat. A wood burned Karhu bear logo is branded underneath the seat.
The Stool 60 by Karhu releases December 7th, 2018 with a global launch event hosted by Likelihood, a Seattle based retailer combining a passion for fashion, footwear and design. The limited production run of 80 pieces ensures superior quality and exclusive acquisition with remaining units sold at the Karhu Concept Store in Helsinki and on KARHU.COM.

About Karhu
KARHU, meaning “bear” in Finnish, is a leading running brand, and has provided technical running and outdoor gear for 100 years. With an authentic heritage in athletics and a deep connection to the outdoors, KARHU follows the Finnish principles of design simplicity and running purity. KARHU shoes have been worn on the feet of the greatest Finnish runners, including Paavo Nurmi and five Boston Marathon champions. KARHU shoes and apparel are sold globally at running and lifestyle specialty retailers.