nesting tables 88

nesting tables 88

nesting tables 88

Design Alvar Aalto, 1935
Bent birch plywood, laminate
Made in Finland by Artek

"Objects are made to be completed by the human mind." -Alvar Aalto

Aalto invented a process for bending thick layers of birch into graceful yet strong frames for a number of products including this set of nesting tables. The framework consists of laminated birch wood and is topped by a piece of birch all finished with a natural lacquer. Each table nests neatly under it's larger companion. Nesting tables 88 serve as a distinctive addition to any room or hospitality area.

Alvar Aalto was a highly talented architect and an eager spokesman for the international modernist movement. Aalto's designs were innovative and radical and became known for his experimental approach to bending wood, which greatly influenced American designers Charles & Ray Eames and Finnish-born Eero Saarinen. His style became known as humanist modernism. Alvar Aalto's dialogue with nature, architecture, design and the human being has become a living legacy.

Nesting Tables 88 feature a naturally lacquered birch frame with either a 1.2" birch or white laminate top.

88A: 27.1" w | 16.5" d | 22.8" h | top: 1.2" thick
88B: 23.6" w | 16.5" d | 20" h | top: 1.2" thick
88C: 20" w | 16.5" d | 17.3" h | top: 1.2" thick

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Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was born in Finland. Thanks to his original style and unique talents, Aalto is one of the greatest names in modern architecture and design. During his career, he designed many buildings in different parts of the world: concert halls, libraries, hospitals, museums, and private homes, including the Villa Mairea. His furniture and lamps, often starting out as a part of the buildings he designed, are produced together with Finnish Artek.
Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The business idea of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means.” The founders of Artek advocated a new kind of environment for everyday life. They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to make a difference in town planning as well as architecture and design.
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