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Armchair 401

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Armchair 401

****Ships In 16-20 Weeks****

Design Alvar Aalto, 1933
Bent birch plywood, upholstery
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. The chair's framework consists of cantilevered laminated birch wood legs (which flex for your sitting comfort), between which rides the seat. The high headrest makes this lounge a perfect destination for relaxing.

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, seat with springs and PU foam. Armchair 401 is available upholstered in a variety of fabrics.

24.6" w | 31.5" d | 41.3" h | seat: 15.7" h