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Solid birch frame
H: 51 x D 77 x W 77 cm
Seat height: 37 cm
Alvar Aalto Artek Armchair 400
Armchair 400 by Artek is a lounge chair with modern flair, Artek Armchair 400 was created by Finnish designer Alvar Aalto in 1936 and is thought to be one of his most iconic designs. "Thoughtfully created, its bent arms, solid wood frame with metal springs and upholstered foam cushion give the armchair a substantial feel. The low-slung sled base has earned it the nickname of the “tank”. Part of design history, this piece can be viewed in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection."
About Artek and Alvar Aalto
Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The business strategy of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means”. The founders of Artek advocated a new kind of environment for everyday life. They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to make a difference in architecture and design as well as in town planning.