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Stool 60 Colour 2018

By Artek

£204.00

  • 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 called E60.

    With Artek Colour 2018, Artek dove into their archives and analysed the finishes they had used over the decades. Certain guiding motives became obvious: the use of dark stains on wooden surfaces as well as the application of luminous greens and strong signal reds or their combinations. The Artek Colour 2018 collection builds upon these historic finds, introducing a powerful combination of a deep walnut stained birch with bright red and pale green lacquers as well as with linoleum in smokey blue, pewter and olive green.

  • Technical Info

    Materials: Solid birch
    Dimensions: 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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    • Lacquered bright red
    • Lacquered pale green
    • Linoleum olive
    • Linoleum pewter
    • Linoleum smokey blue

  • Delivery

    2-3 weeks
    Made to order item

£204.00
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