table 81

table 81

Design Alvar Aalto, 1935
Birch plywood, birch veneer
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 Table 81. The framework consists of laminated birch wood and is topped by a 1.6" piece of birch veneer with various finish options. Table 81 serves 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.

Table 81 features naturally lacquered birch legs with either a birch veneer, white laminate or black linoleum top.

81B: 47.2" w | 29.5" d | 28.3" h | top: 1.6" thick

81B: $1,005.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(Usually ship in 10-12 days)

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.
sale
$854.00
please configure
your selection below
quantity
sale

$854.00

$1,005.00
free shipping!