chair 69

chair 69

Design Alvar Aalto, 1935
Natural birch plywood, upholstery
Made in Finland by Artek

Chair 69 features bent birch plywood which forms the legs and seat back of this simple yet distinguished seat. The seat is available in your choice of birch veneer, laminate or upholstered. Aalto chose to use native birch for its natural feel and insulating properties.

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.

17.3" w | 18.5" d | 29.1" h | seat: 17.3" h

$350.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(birch & white laminate seat usually ship in 10-12 days. Please allow 8-12 weeks for all other options)

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 ôto sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means.ö 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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