Free Alvar Aalto Small Birchwood Serving Tray and napkins with Stool 60 orders through December 31, 2014. Telephone our Carmel-by-the-Sea showroom for a consultation and quote from our ARTEK Furniture Specialist. 1-831-620-0123
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.
Artek has introduced a series of stools, designed by well-known architects and designers, commemorating the Alvar Aalto 60 Stool. 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 in 1932.
"Objects are made to be completed by the human mind." -Alvar Aalto