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Artek Alvar Aalto Stool 60 - 10+ Colors
Artek Alvar Aalto Stool 60 - 10+ ColorsArtek Alvar Aalto Stool 60 - 10+ ColorsArtek Alvar Aalto Stool 60 - 10+ Colors
Artek Alvar Aalto Stool 60 - 10+ Colors
Designed by Alvar Aalto
Item #: Stool-60
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  • Designer: Alvar Aalto
  • Item #: Stool-60
  • Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days
  • Dimensions: 15" diameter | 17.3" high
  • Material: Bent Birch
  • Gift Box: Authentic Artek Branded White Carry Box
  • Country: 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.

    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

    Alvar AaltoAlvar Aalto (1898-1976) is a recognized master of modern architecture and design. Born in Kuortane, Finland, Aalto began to make his distinct mark in design shortly after receiving his architectural degree from Helsinki Polytechnic in 1921. In 1924, Aalto married fellow architect Aino Marsio, creating a lifelong partnership that built an international design legacy. During his remarkable career, Aalto designed major public institutions including concert halls, museums, universities, libraries as well as private homes throughout the world. Aalto's furniture and houseware designs derived organically from his architectural work.

    Aalto's unique aesthetic helped to define Finnish design as well as introduce it to a global audience. Aalto hallmarks include a harmonious relationship with nature, functionalism combined with beauty, excellent attention to details and an ingenious use of materials. Aalto's designs were already being exhibited internationally as early as the 1930s, including at New York's Museum of Modern Art. When Aalto premiered his "Savoy Vase" at the 1930 New York World’s Fair, it instantly caused a sensation with its dynamic wavy design that was as alive and fluid as the Finnish lakes that inspired it. The legendary vase is one of the world's most famous glass objects and remains a timeless staple for Iittala.

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