Delivery: approximately 16 weeks
Material: Natural laminated birch frame Birch plywood lacquered seat and back
H: 72 x D 75 x W 60 cm
Seat height: 36 cm
Alvar Aalto Artek Armchair 42
The Armchair 42 by Artek was originally designed in 1932. The frame is made from laminated birch and is manipulated to produce a unique cantilevered shape; creating an armchair without straight lines. The seat and back are molded from one piece of plywood which is laminated in a high-shine lacquer in black or white. The Armchair 42 was designed by Alvar Aalto: "The fluidity of this design creates a soft, comfortable place to sit using traditionally rigid materials.
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.