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alvar aalto armchair 42

by Alvar Aalto from Artek

alvar aalto armchair 42

Design Alvar Aalto, 1932
Bent birch plywood
Made in Finland by Artek

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

Another sculptural chair which seems to test the limits of bent plywood manufacturing. This model was first shown at an exhibition at the Nordic Building forum in 1932. The chair's framework consists of cantilevered laminated wood legs (which flex for your sitting comfort), between which rides the seat-a thin sheet of plywood slightly curved at both top and bottom. 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.

The framework is natural lacquered birch, the seat is available lacquered in your choice of either black or white.

23.6" w | 29.5" d | 28.3" h | seat: 14.2" h

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Alvar Aalto

Thanks to his original style and unique talents, Aalto is one of the greatest names in modern architecture & design. He designed many buildings in different parts of the world: concert halls, libraries, museums and private homes. His furniture and lighting often started out as a part of the buildings he designed.
Artek was founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto with an idea to promote a modern culture of habitation. Artek advocates a new environment of art and design for everyday life.

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