Designed by Alvar Aalto, 1932
Made in Finland by Artek
Another sculptural chair which seems to test the limits of bent plywood manufacturing. This model was first shown at an exhibition at the Nordic Building forum in 1932. The chair's framework consists of cantilevered laminated wood legs (which flex for your sitting comfort), between which rides the seat-a thin sheet of plywood slightly curved at both top and bottom. Aalto chose to use native birch for its natural feel and insulating properties.
"Objects are made to be completed by the human mind." -Alvar Aalto
The framework is natural lacquered birch, the seat is available lacquered in your choice of either black or white.
Specifications: 23.6" W | 29.5" D | 28.3" H | seat: 14.2" H