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alvar aalto bench 153

by Alvar Aalto, from Artek

alvar aalto bench 153

Design Alvar Aalto, 1945
Bent birch plywood
Made in Finland by Artek

This sculptural bench is another example of early bent plywood manufacturing. The bench's framework consists of birch plywood laminated legs. This bench is available in two sizes and offered with a natural lacquer finish or lacquered in white or black. A simple and elegant bench which fits into any setting.

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.

153B: 28.5" w | 15.75" d | 17.5" h
153A: 44.25" w | 15.75" d | 17.5" h

$980.00 + free shipping
(Please allow 24-26 weeks for this product to ship)
average rating: 5

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 "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.


alvar aalto bench 153