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alvar aalto stool e60

by Alvar Aalto from Artek

alvar aalto stool e60

Design Alvar Aalto, 1933
Bent birch plywood
Made in Finland by Artek

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

The invention by Alvar Aalto and the joiner Otto Korhonen of bending chair legs from solid wood made it possible for the Aalto stool to be conceived. Through this method Aalto achieved one of the main goals of modern furniture design; the mass production of furniture. Joints, which demanded a good deal of time and skilled workmanship, could be abandoned. Stool e60 has four legs, is stackable and can be stored in very little space.

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.

Stool 60 features natural lacquered birch legs, the seat is available in your choice of birch veneer, black linoleum or white laminate. Stool e60 is also available lacquered all white or black.

15" dia. | 17.25" h | stacks maximum 6 high

$445.00 + free shipping
(natural birch option usually ships in 2-4 weeks. Otherwise please allow 6-8 weeks for product to ship)
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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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