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Stool 60

By Artek

£180.00

  • Description

    The stackable stool 60 created in 1933 by Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) represents the quintessence of functionalist furniture design. The simple idea behind this now-classic stool is based on three bent legs and a round seat. The secret of the original Aalto stool´s success lies in its legs´unique bends that eventually became the distinctive feature of all Aalto furniture. The stool is also manufactured in a four-legged version.

  • Technical Info

    Material: Legs natural lacquered, seat with different colours

    Measurements: Ø:38 x H: 44 cm

  • 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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    • Birch Legs birch veneer top
    • Birch Legs black linoleum top
    • Birch Legs white laminate top
    • Birch Legs with black lacquered top
    • Birch Legs with green lacquered top
    • Birch Legs with orange lacquered top
    • Birch Legs with turquoise lacquered top
    • Birch Legs with white lacquered top
    • Birch Legs with yellow lacquered top
    • Black lacquered
    • White lacquered

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£180.00
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