Design by Alvar Aalto, 1939.
Alvar Aalto's Armchair 406 showcases seating and frame engineered with supportive comfort in mind. The designer's signature cantilevered frame is crafted of laminated bent birch plywood in a sinuous curve from arms to legs. The bent plywood structure allows for flexing which adds to the comfort of the chair. Seating material in woven linen strapping gives cradling seat support while retaining its taught construction. The natural feel of Aalto's favored birch wood is offset with woven seating in 6 classic colors.
Ships fully assembled.
Material(s): Birch wood, linen webbing
Dimensions: 23.6" W X 28.3" D X 34.3" H X
22.4" Seat Height
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Designer: Alvar Aalto
(1898-1976) Born in Kuortane, Finland. Thanks to his original style and unique talents, Alvar Aalto is one of the greatest names in modern architecture and design. During his career, he designed many buildings in different parts of the world: concert halls, libraries, hospitals, museums, and private homes, including the Villa Mairea. His furniture and lamps, often starting out as a part of the buildings he designed, are produced together with Finnish Artek.View other products by Alvar Aalto
Artek was founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl in their pursuit of a new kind of environment for everyday life. They believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to make a difference in town planning as well as architecture and design.
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.View other products from Artek