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Armchair 402

By Artek


  • Description

    Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1933, this graceful armchair has a curved birch frame which cantilevers a cushioned seat providing modern yet comfortable seating. The slightly tilted back of this chair allows for gentle relaxation while still remaining in an upright position. Made in Finland by Artek. Ships assembled.

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  • Technical Info

    Measurements: W: 61 x D: 72 x H: 76 cm

    Armrests, natural lacquered birch or lacquered black
    Seat with zig-zag springs, polyurethane foam and polyester wadding
    Back with polyurethane foam and polyester wadding

    Upholstered with fabric or leather

    Black leather: Black 40672

  • Designer
    Alvar Aalto

    Undoubtedly the most celebrated and influential genius of Scandinavian design, Aalto's (1898-1976) work stretches from furniture to architecture and city planning, from art glass to light fittings. His most famous buildings include the Paimio hospital in Finland, the Viipuri library in todays Russia, the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki and the Essen Opera House in Germany.

    Aalto was strongly influenced by the organic shapes of Finnish nature and both his world famous Savoy vase, his folding screen and the Paimio chair share their curving shapes with many of his buildings. Aalto was a great innovator of new manufacturing techniques for wooden furniture, a material he always preferred before steel because of its more humane character. His experiments with the bending of wood resulted in a series of unique and best selling furniture designs, most of them still in production by Artek, the company Aalto co-founded in 1935. His career lasted for six decades, from the 1920s to the 1970s.

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    • Black lacquered
    • Natural birch

    • Black leather
    • H55 Black
    • H55 White
    • Polo Artek

  • Delivery

    10-14 weeks
    Made to order item

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