Design by Alvar Aalto, 1932.
Armchair 42 is more than just another number. This modern classic features a contoured seat and a curvaceous, cantilevered frame that flows continuously from arms to legs, made completely from bent birch plywood. Its iconic design offers a sleek aesthetic and comfortable support, proving to be a timeless addition to modern living spaces, now for over 80 years.
Select a White Lacquered or Black Lacquered bent plywood seat with Natural Lacquered birch frame.
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