*Quick Ship colors are Birch Veneer, white HPL and black linoleum. If QS color is out of stock customer will be notified within 2 business days. All other options ship in 16-20 weeks.
Design Alvar Aalto, 1933 Bent birch plywood Made in Finland by Artek
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. The basic Aalto stool is 3-legged. Because of this, even large numbers of them can be stacked and 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 seat or white laminate seat. Stool 60 is also available lacquered all white or black.
Throughout 2013, Artek will introduce a series of stools, designed by well-known architects and designers, commemorating the 80th anniversary. In addition, Artek is featuring the stools with colored tops inspired by the colors used at the Paimio Sanitorium, which was designed by Alvar Aalto and completed in 1932.
Dimension: 15" dia. | 17.3" h
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