Artek Stool 60

$280
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An eloquent humanist, as well as one of the great architects and designers of the 20th century, Alvar Aalto breathed life and warmth into modernism, placing emphasis on organic geometry, natural materials and respect for the human element. In 1935, he and his wife, fellow architect Aino Aalto, co-founded Artek, the Finnish company that still produces their work to this day. Through his experiments in wood bending, Alvar developed and patented a technique for cutting and steaming birch wood to make it more malleable. These adventures led to the design of his L-leg, which he referred to as "the little sister of the architectural column." While originally designed for his Stool 60 (1933), the leg soon found its way into all Aalto furniture. For more than 80 years, this simple stackable stool with three bent legs and round seat has been the ideal of functionalist furniture design. This is the authentic Stool 60 by Alvar Aalto. Ships flat; simple assembly required. Made in Finland. 

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