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  • 41 Paimio armchair, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • 41 Paimio armchair, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek
  • 41 Paimio armchair, 1932, Alvar aalto, Artek

41 Paimio armchair, 1932

41 Paimio armchair by Alvar Aalto for Artek.

Made originally in 1932 for the Paimio Sanatorium in Finland.

Alvar Aalto was one of the founders of Artek and he is recognised today as one of the great masters of modern architecture. Alvar Aalto began designing furnishings as a natural and important extension of his architectural thinking. A spokesman for the modernist movement, he was also known for his experimental approach to bending wood, which can be seen with the armchair 41 design.

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41 Paimio armchair by Alvar Aalto for Artek.

Made originally in 1932 for the Paimio Sanatorium in Finland.

Alvar Aalto was one of the founders of Artek and he is recognised today as one of the great masters of modern architecture. Alvar Aalto began designing furnishings as a natural and important extension of his architectural thinking. A spokesman for the modernist movement, he was also known for his experimental approach to bending wood, which can be seen with the armchair 41 design.

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60w x 80d x 33/63cmh

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Frame in natural lacquered birch.
Seat in bent plywood lacquered white or black.

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Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl.

Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists, Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl.

The business idea of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means.” Today Artek is renowned as being one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, building on the heritage of Alvar Aalto. Functionality and timeless aesthetics are the essential elements in the creation of every product that bears the Artek name. Artek’s furniture can be found in various types of spaces; from public spaces to homes, museums to schools and hotels to offices.

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