• Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek

Stool 60 Anniversary Edition, 1932

Stool 60 Anniversary Edition by Alvar Aalto for Artek.

Alvar Aalto’s Stool 60 is as iconic as it is elemental: equally suitable as a seat, table, storage unit, or display surface, it also stacks in a handsome spiralling sculpture-like tower for easy storage.

In celebration of twentytwentyone’s 25th anniversary, Artek and twentytwentyone present a special edition of Stool 60 made of Karelian birch, a particularly rare and sought-after variant of silver birch.

Carefully crafted in more than 40 steps of production, the Anniversary edition birch stool is finished in a warm honey-toned, water-based stain.

Quality Karelian birch timber only reveals itself after a tree is cut: its wood grain is curly, with irregular and wavy annual rings that create a beautiful fiery pattern. This variant of birch, also called curly birch, can mostly be found in Finland’s easternmost Karelia region. Because of its rarity and a particular shape, curly birch wood is mainly used for smaller items such as knife handles or bowls. Applying it as a veneer to Stool 60 showcases each tree’s unique pattern and makes each stool one of a kind.

Each stool is marked with an Anniversary edition brass plaque.

Both special editions of the Tea Trolley and the Karelian Birch Stool 60 are exclusively available at twentytwentyone, Artek Helsinki and Artek Tokyo.

Aino and Alvar Aalto’s furniture made their international debut in London. “Wood Only,” the first show dedicated to the Aaltos’ designs, opened at Fortnum & Mason on 13 November 1933. Organised by the architectural writer Philip Morton Shand and Architectural Review editor Hubert de Cronin Hastings, the exhibition opening attracted illustrious guests, including poet John Betjeman, artist László Moholy-Nagy, and the Aaltos themselves. Favourable reviews, including in The Times, led to considerable commercial success and substantial orders for Aalto furniture. By December 1933, the company Finmar Limited was established as the sole importer of Aalto furniture in the United Kingdom.

The Helsinki-based company became the distributor of Aalto furniture worldwide and has maintained strong relationships with partners in the UK ever since. Twentytwentyone has been representing Artek since its inception in 1996.

In addition to the Stool 60, twentytwentyone will be launching more limited editions of classic designs and exclusive products as the year progresses. Each release celebrates a designer that has played an important role in the twentytwentyone story.

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Stool 60 Anniversary Edition by Alvar Aalto for Artek.

Alvar Aalto’s Stool 60 is as iconic as it is elemental: equally suitable as a seat, table, storage unit, or display surface, it also stacks in a handsome spiralling sculpture-like tower for easy storage.

In celebration of twentytwentyone’s 25th anniversary, Artek and twentytwentyone present a special edition of Stool 60 made of Karelian birch, a particularly rare and sought-after variant of silver birch.

Carefully crafted in more than 40 steps of production, the Anniversary edition birch stool is finished in a warm honey-toned, water-based stain.

Quality Karelian birch timber only reveals itself after a tree is cut: its wood grain is curly, with irregular and wavy annual rings that create a beautiful fiery pattern. This variant of birch, also called curly birch, can mostly be found in Finland’s easternmost Karelia region. Because of its rarity and a particular shape, curly birch wood is mainly used for smaller items such as knife handles or bowls. Applying it as a veneer to Stool 60 showcases each tree’s unique pattern and makes each stool one of a kind.

Each stool is marked with an Anniversary edition brass plaque.

Both special editions of the Tea Trolley and the Karelian Birch Stool 60 are exclusively available at twentytwentyone, Artek Helsinki and Artek Tokyo.

Aino and Alvar Aalto’s furniture made their international debut in London. “Wood Only,” the first show dedicated to the Aaltos’ designs, opened at Fortnum & Mason on 13 November 1933. Organised by the architectural writer Philip Morton Shand and Architectural Review editor Hubert de Cronin Hastings, the exhibition opening attracted illustrious guests, including poet John Betjeman, artist László Moholy-Nagy, and the Aaltos themselves. Favourable reviews, including in The Times, led to considerable commercial success and substantial orders for Aalto furniture. By December 1933, the company Finmar Limited was established as the sole importer of Aalto furniture in the United Kingdom.

The Helsinki-based company became the distributor of Aalto furniture worldwide and has maintained strong relationships with partners in the UK ever since. Twentytwentyone has been representing Artek since its inception in 1996.

In addition to the Stool 60, twentytwentyone will be launching more limited editions of classic designs and exclusive products as the year progresses. Each release celebrates a designer that has played an important role in the twentytwentyone story.

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38dia x 44cmh

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Solid Birch frame with Karelian birch veneer finished in a warm honey-toned, water-based stain.

Each stool is marked with a brass plaque.

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